Grants for Research in Breast Cancer

Grants for Research in Breast Cancer

The way that Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) provides grants annually to those pursuing research in breast cancer. This year, the way CBCF funds and administers research grants is changing.

The former suite of CBCF grant programs has been replaced with one streamlined National Research Grant Program beginning this July. This program aims to support breast cancer research in Canada that demonstrates scientific excellence, relevance and innovation, and that has the potential to achieve a significant impact on breast cancer.

Applications go through a two-stage screening process:

  1. First phase: Letter of Intent (a short document that outlines the intended research in enough detail for CBCF’s Grant Peer Review Panel to determine which applicants should proceed to the second phase) The deadline to submit a letter of intent for 2016 is September 1, 2016
  2. Second phase: Full application Successful candidates (notified accepted following submission of a letter of intent) will be invited to submit a Full Application, due December 15, 2016

Key points about the new National Research Grant Program:

  • The funding limit for 2016-17  is $450,000 per grant over 3 years
  • In 2016-17, CBCF expects to award 15-20 grants
  • Grants may have a term of up to 3 years

For more information visit the CBCF website.

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