Current Funding Opportunities

Thanks to donors and sponsors, throughout the year we have various opportunities for you to apply for funding from us.
Please see below for descriptions of our grant and funding programs. Thank you for your interest in advancing brain tumour research, and be sure to check back in frequently for updates.


DOWNLOAD our 2020-2021 Research grants and Initiative list

Brain Tumour Research Studentships - open

Applications are open for our Brain Tumour Research Studentship.

This program offers $10,000 research opportunities first-year medical students and first, second or third-year undergraduate science students pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. Research studentships offer funding for two summers of research work.

All research studentships are funded thanks to the generosity of donors.

Deadline to apply is Monday, January 25.

Apply here

Fellowships - Now Open

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is excited to be putting out a call for research fellowship applications for 2021/22.

Our Fellowships provide funding ($100,000 over two years) to young researchers, helping them to start their careers in the important field of brain tumour research.

Applications for 2021 are now open. Closing date is Feb. 12, 2021. Follow the link for guidelines and application forms.

See here for application and guidelines

Research Grants - coming Spring 2021

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for research taking place within Canada for any type of primary or metastatic brain tumour, adult or pediatric.

Applications for research grants will open in March of 2021. Check back regularly as the date approaches for more details.

Learn more about Research Grants

The Pam And Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Awards - now closed

Established to promote scientific innovation among Canadian undergraduate students, these competitions have monetary prizes. Students can stream in from across Canada to participate.

An article featuring this year’s winning teams is coming soon!

Learn more

Feature Grant - Now Closed

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada wishes to thank all researchers who have applied for the 2020 Feature Grant.

The feature grant provides up to $50,000 toward research related to Glioblastoma. Applications can be from multidisciplinary teams or individual investigators. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

Thank you to all who applied for our feature grant funding. An announcement regarding our successful candidate will be coming soon. The 2021 application period opens in May, 2021.

Youth Education Awards - now closed

Congratulations to all recipients of our 2020 Youth Education Awards!

The awards are for survivors of a pediatric brain tumour (diagnosed with a brain tumour before the age of 25), between the ages of 16 and 30, who are pursuing post-secondary education are eligible for this unique Brain Tumour Youth Education Award opportunity.

The 2021 application period begins in March.

Learn more about Youth Education Awards
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Learn more about applying for funding

This webinar was recorded in February 2018 to explain the process of our awards program, including the logistics on what awards we offer, when they are offered, and when they are due and announced. This presentation also shares logistics on who is ranking your applications and how applications are viewed and awarded.