Health Care Professional (HCP) - Professional Development Grants

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadian health care professionals working in the area of neuro-oncology and neuroscience.

The Health Care Professional (HCP) - Professional Development Grants allow four (4) health care professionals to access funding to enhance their work and role by attending a medical, scientific or professional development conference / workshop that aligns with the work they do with people affected by a brain tumour. See past recipients here.

Applications for 2020 Health Care Professional (HCP) - Professional Development Grants are now OPEN.

Information about the 2020 Grants and Application Process

Annual Value

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada now offers four (4) $750.00 CAD professional development grants to:

  • A health care professional seeking to attend a neuro-oncology or neuroscience conference or workshop as a speaker, poster presenter or workshop facilitator, or 
  • A health care professional seeking to attend a conference or workshop for the purpose of learning a new skill or upgrading for professional development in the area of neuro-oncology or neuroscience with a focus on brain tumours.

Grant Parameters

  • The grant can only be used to cover conference registration fees, travel expenses (i.e.) air, train, taxi, etc. and / or accommodation costs
  • The grant does not cover meals, entertainment, poster material expenses or course tuition  
  • Funds must be spent by the end of the calendar year and any unused funds must be returned to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada by the end of the calendar year
  • The funds granted are for the conference / workshop applied for in the 2019 application submitted to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must work with people affected by a brain tumour in either the neuro-oncology or neuroscience health care field
  • Any health care professional, excluding physicians or pharmacists, are eligible to apply for a professional development grant
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received an HCP - Professional Development Grant, and who have no other sources of corporate or institutional funding

HCP - Professional Development Grant Recipients

After the conference, grant recipients are required to:
  • Submit a photo and short summary of their conference experience (no more than 250 words) to be published on the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada website and include a photo
  • Contribute to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada website or newsletter with an article or information sheet, or present at a Brain Tumour Information Day Conference, Health Care Professional Symposium or another Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada event within two years of receiving the professional development grant
  • Submit travel expenses from one event only and cannot combine receipts from different events to make up the total of $750 CAD

Application and Deadlines

There are now four (4) recipients in every calendar year. 
 
Two of the grants will be awarded with preference to (pending applications and final scores):
  • One (1) grant for a French-speaking rural HCP
  • One (1) grant for a member of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN)
The fourth HCP Grant will be given to a member of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (pending applications and final scores), in honour of one of our founders Pamela Del Maestro, RN, BSc, CANN member and a co-founder of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Deadline to submit the application is Friday, February 7, 2020 and the 2020 HCP Grant Recipients will be noticed by the end of February 2020.

Application Procedure

Applicants are expected to submit a completed application form, including attaching a short paragraph identifying why they wish to attend the conference / workshop and complete the online application form.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

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