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.

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

Download the guidelines and application here

Youth Education Awards - now open

The application period is now open for our 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. These are one-time
awards of up to $5,000 for tuition and associated ancillary costs.

Download the guidelines and application here

Fellowships - Now Closed

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.

Applications for 2021 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Be sure to check back in for new announcements regarding Fellowships. 

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.

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.

Read all about this year’s winners here. 

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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.

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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.