2019 Brain Tumour Quality of Life Research Grant Outline & Guidelines

Applications for Quality of Life Research projects are now being accepted. Download an application form (MS Word) and a copy of these guidelines (PDF). The deadline for submissions is July 19, 2019.
 
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada are currently seeking proposals relevant to quality of life in patients, survivors and caregivers across Canada affected by a brain tumour.  Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, yet applications must be submitted by the lead investigator.  Areas of specific interest may include applications pertaining to supportive care, survivorship, psychosocial, symptom control, socioeconomic burdens, end of life needs/opportunities, and caregiver care.
 
All such proposals will be given serious consideration.  

Amount of Grant Funding

Applications for grants of up to $50,000 will be considered.  

Examples of Appropriate Projects

  • Qualitative or Quantitative Studies
  • Case Control or Cohort Studies
  • Clinical Studies
  • Health, economics and Service Systems
  • Methodology Development
  • Development of Measurement Tools
  • Efficacy or Effectiveness of Novel Interventions

 Duration of Funding

Funding is awarded for projects that are expected to be completed within two years time.  Funds  will be released once approved copy of ethics is provided. Official documentation of account balance is required with each report and unused funds exceeding $3,000 will be required to be returned to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada upon completion of the project.

Requirements of Funding

Researchers who receive a grant from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada are required to submit annual reports for the duration of their project.  This includes a lay summary of the project outcomes, presentations and posters to date and an official accounting of the project from awarded financial department.  The first report is due one year after the funds are disbursed. 
 
A final report is expected once the project is complete. Grant support from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada must be acknowledged in all publications, presentations and posters. Notification of any publications resulting from the project should also be forwarded to Susan Ruypers.  This information will be shared on our website, with our donors, supporters, and other individuals through our publications and at events organized by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, for patients and medical professionals.  
 
A financial report is required at both stages of the above in the format used by awarded institution.  

Selection Criteria

  1. Qualifications of applicant
  2. Quality of the research proposal
  3. Ability of proposed laboratory or institution to conduct the project 

Location Critera

Funds will be granted across Canada for projects to be performed in Canada.

Deadline for Applications

Grant applications must be received or postmarked by July 19, 2019. Applications will be reviewed shortly after and the results will be communicated to all applicants by the end of September 2019.
 
Please mail the complete original copy and 10 complete additional copies of the grant application, and also email your application as ONE PDF directly to Susan Ruypers.
 
Please mail original application to:
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Attn: Research Committee
205 Horton St. E, Suite 203
London, ON N6B 1K7
Re: 2019 Quality of Life Research Grant Application
 
The Research Committee of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, who will review the grant applications, come from varied diverse backgrounds including: medicine, industry, business, philanthropy, psychology etc. Please use lay language and do not use complex terminology. If necessary to use complex terminology, terms must be explained as clearly as possible. The Research Committee may also seek assistance of external reviewers, if required. Applications that are reviewed and ranked on the following criteria: Understandability, Purpose of Research, Budget, Expectations/Pitfalls, Meaningful Contribution and Overall Application.  Varied categories are ranked on a 0,1,3,6,9 basis and top applications are re-reviewed and ranked accordingly.  
 
If any required components of your application are not received or included your application will not be reviewed. 
 
If you have any questions please call or e-mail Susan Ruypers, Research and Education Specialist at:
Phone: 519-642-7755 ext. 240
Toll Free: 1-800-265-5106 ext. 240
 
 

2019 Brain Tumour Quality of Life Research Grant Application Guidelines

These guidelines are designed to facilitate the completion of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Quality of Life Research Grant Application.
  1. The principal applicant must have an appointment at a university, research institute, hospital or like organization.
     
  2. The principal applicant must be the lead researcher on the project but, multidisciplinary team collaborations encouraged.
     
  3. Funds will be granted across Canada for projects to be performed in Canada.
     
  4. Grants of up to $50,000 will be funded.
     
  5. Projects of an anticipated duration of up to two (2) years will be considered. Please inquire about funding for projects with an anticipated duration of longer than two years prior to submitting an application.
     
  6. Capital equipment funding will not be considered.  
     
  7. Funding for equipment specifically required for the project will be considered.
     
  8. Applications for travel funds will only be considered for up to 5% of final budget.
     
  9. A principal applicant can only submit one proposal that will be considered for funding for one (1) project only.
     
  10. Researchers who have received a grant from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada the previous year are not eligible to apply. Grant recipients, who have already submitted project report(s), may apply again two (2) years after their initial award.
     
  11. Researchers who are awarded a grant from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada must submit all required documentation as well as a high resolution photo of themselves to appear in Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada publications (online and in print).  
     
  12. Researchers who receive a grant from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be asked to submit a report on the project as well as a financial report on an annual basis for the two years of the project.  The first report must be submitted one year after the funds for the project are received. A final report is due once the project is complete.  Unused funds exceeding $3,000 are required to be returned to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. All reports will be shared on our website, with our donors, supporters, and other individuals through our publications and at events organized by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, for patients and medical professionals.  
     
  13. Where research involving human and/or animal subjects is indicated, applications will be reviewed as to the scientific validity of the project.  Confirmation of approval of ethics, or of submission to the appropriate boards, is required within 2 months of receiving notification of the award.
     
  14. Applications must be submitted to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Attention: Research Committee, 250 Horton Street E., Suite 203, London, Ontario N6B 1K7 Re: 2019 Brain Tumour Quality of Life Research Grant Application.
     
  15. Submit the signed original of the application, as well as, email your application as ONE PDF to Susan Ruypers: sruypers@braintumour.ca 
     
  16. Deadline for submissions is July 19, 2019.
You are requested to advise Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada promptly should you decide to withdraw your application for any reason.

Download a copy of the application form (MS Word) and these guidelines (PDF).

Learn more about the Research Grant process

To speak to someone about the research grant program,  please contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
sruypers@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240

 

 
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