Research

Learn more about our current Research Opportunities & Initiatives

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

Research Grants - now open

The application period is now open for the 2021 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada research grants. These grants of up to $25,000 are available for research taking place within Canada.

The deadline to apply is June 18, 2021.

Click the ‘learn more’ button below to read this year’s guidelines and to download an application.

 

Download the guidelines and application here

Feature Grant - Now Open

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is excited to announce that our 2021 Feature Grants are now open.

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

The deadline to apply is July 16, 2021.

Thank you to all who apply. Please check back here for future announcements.

 

Download the application form

Download the grant guidelines

Fellowships - Now Open

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada 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.

This year’s focus is glioblastoma, and applications will be considered for adult and pediatric Basic, Clinical or Translational Research. For definitions and more information, please click on the guidelines button below.

Applications for 2021 have been extended to July 16, 2021. Thank you to all who apply. Be sure to check back in for new announcements regarding Fellowships. 

Download the application form

Download the grant guidelines

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

Undergraduate students from across Canada are invited to apply to the Pam And Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition. Join teams from all over Canada, competing for monetary prizes and the opportunity to present your findings at our Virtual Brain Tumour Research Symposium on October 2, 2021.

Students can stream in from across Canada to participate.

Read all about past years’ winners here. 

Download the application outline

Youth Education Awards - now closed

The application period is now closed for our Youth Education Awards. Thank you to all who applied.

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. These are one-time
awards of up to $5,000 for tuition and associated ancillary costs.

Brain Tumour Research Studentships - now closed

Applications are closed 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.

Thank-you to all who applied. Recipients will be announced soon.

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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.