2024 Brain Tumour Research Fellowship Grant

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 26th, January 2024

External Deadline: Friday 10th, February 2023


Please note: The submission process for this project includes mailing in applications. To accommodate this, the Memorial deadline will be extended to January 26, 2024.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching
every Canadian affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information,
and research.

This Fellowship is being offered to help us with our vision to find the cause of and cure for brain
tumours, while improving the quality of life for those we serve. Also, in recognition of the critical
need for increased focus on brain tumour research.
The Brain Tumour Research Fellowship encourages and enables young clinicians and scientists to
enter the field of brain tumour research and accelerate studies leading to a cure for brain

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is seeking outstanding young brain tumour researchers to
continue the Research Fellowship, with studies conducted in Canada.


ALL Adult and Pediatric brain tumour projects
Applications will be considered for Basic, Clinical, Translational Research and Population Studies
Basic Research: In this context, ‘Basic’ research involves the development of new concepts (i.e.)
signaling pathways using an in vitro model. Basic science research is meant to increase our
scientific knowledge base, with the intent of bettering our understanding of the cause and
progression of brain tumours.

Clinical Research: This includes treatment trials, epidemiological studies, quality of life studies,
outcomes, health services research or other patient-oriented research. The process of clinical
research must protect personal data.

Translational Research: In this context, ‘Translational’ is defined as pre-clinical research evaluating
the therapeutic potential of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of either brain tumour
pathogenesis or experimental therapeutics.

Population Study: A study of a group of individuals taken from the general population who share a
common characteristic, such as age, sex, or health condition. This group may be studied for
different reasons, such as their response to a drug or risk of getting a disease.
Brain Tumour Research Fellowship Outline & Guidelines 2024– 2025


This Fellowship is made possible by donors whose generosity continues to help young researchers
bring hope for better treatments and a cure for brain tumours.
 A $100,000, two year Canadian fellowship award: $50,000 a year: $45,000 salary + $5,000
lab expenses/travel. (only one award can be held at one time)


Fellowship applications must be RECEIVED by February 10, 2024 4:30 EST, in office. The selection
process and approval will take place shortly after and the Fellowship will be communicated to all
applicants, regardless of outcome, in late Spring. Fellowship to begin Summer (July 1st, 2024).
Please mail the original and 5 copies and send ONE electronic PDF copy of the completed
fellowship application to:

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Research Committee
205 Horton St E, Suite 203
London, ON N6B 1K7
Re: 2024 – 2025 Brain Tumour Research Fellowship Application
If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Susan Ruypers, Research Program Specialist at:
Phone: (519) 642-7755 ext. 240
Fax: (519) 642-7192
Toll Free: 1-800-265-5106 ext. 240
E-Mail: sruypers@braintumour.ca

More details can be found at the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s website, here.

Funding Sources

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: November 30, 2023