Current Funding Opportunities

Research Fellowship, Grants, and Studentships; Student Research Competitions; Youth Education Awards

Thanks to the generousity of donors and sponsors, throughout the year we have various opportunities for you to apply for funding from us. 

Please see below for associated deadlines or download a one-pager (PDF):

Brain Tumour Research Studentships - now open

Brain Tumour Research Studentship recipientStudentships provide $10,000 over two years ($5,000 per summer), allowing students to become more familiar with the brain tumour research field and its research methods. 

Applications for 2020 are open - October 21, 2019 - January 6, 2020.

See details of previous Studentship recipients. 

Brain Tumour Research Fellowship - now open

William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow 2018-2020Fellowships 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 2020 are open - October 21, 2019 - January 31, 2020.

See details of previous Fellowships.

Youth Education Awards - now closed

Youth Education Award recipientSurvivors 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.

Applications for 2020 will be open March 16, 2020 - May 22, 2020.

See details of previous award recipients.

Research Grants - now closed

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

Applications for 2020 will be open April 13, 2020 - June 19, 2020.

See details of previous grant recipients

Feature Grant

Quality of Life for those affected by a brain tumourGrants of up to $50,000 will be available for research taking place within Canada for specific projects. 

Now closed for 2019 Quality of Life Feature Grant. Recipients announced.

The 2020 feature grant will be open May 8, 2020 - July 17, 2020.

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

Student Research Competition Winners 2018

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

Learn more... and see details from previous events

Learn more about the Research Grant process


Should you wish to cite data from the Brain Tumour Registry of Canada in your application, please use the following text:

Smith T, Yuan Y, Walker EV, Davis FG. Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC): Incidence Report 2010-2015. Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC) A Surveillance Research Collaborative. 2019;

Thank you.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240


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