BHCRI Funding Opportunities
Seed Funds, Matching Funds and Miscellaneous Funds are designed for rapid turnaround and have no set due date. They will be reviewed by the Research Committee at regularly scheduled committee meetings and therefore will need to be submitted to the BHCRI office at least two weeks before a committee meeting. Please see for Research Committee meeting schedule: http://bhcri.ca/committee-meetings
• Bridge Funds guidelines and application. Please note that Bridge funding has been suspended until further notice.
• Matching Funds guidelines and application. Please note that Matching funding has been suspended until further notice.
• Seed Funds guidelines and application
• Miscellaneous Funds guidelines and application
A completed Funding Overlap Declaration must be submitted with all applications.
Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation/BHCRI Awards - Funds are provided by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCS) and are administered jointly by the QEII Foundation and BHCRI. The projects funded in this competition are clearly defined research projects intended to enhance longer-term commitments in breast cancer research.
Open to BHCRI Senior Scientists or Associate Members.
The spring 2017 competition is now closed. Thank you to those who applied. Please view the application guidelines
Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Awards - Funds for these awards are provided by Dalhousie University as part of the Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Fund and are administered by BHCRI. Projects may come from any area of cancer research but must be clearly related to cancer prevention education and include a research component. Only BHCRI Senior Scientists or BHCRI Associate Members who have Dalhousie faculty appointments are eligible to apply.
The New Investigator Awards will be offered once per year in September with a set deadline. A Scientific Review Committee will be appointed to review the grant submissions. The New Investigator Awards will be for $25,000 per year for two years. As many as three grants per year will be offered with one each to basic, clinical and population researchers, with this last category very broadly defined. Please read the individual announcements for a more detailed description of these funding opportunities. Only BHCRI Senior Scientists or BHCRI Associate Members are eligible to apply.
Funding for these awards has been made available from a variety of sources; however, the single largest source is the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). The DMRF Board has stipulated that funds they generate may be used to fund up to half of the total amount awarded to non-Dalhousie affiliated researchers. The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) has partnered with BHCRI to support New Brunswick cancer researchers, via matching funds, to a total maximum of $125,000.00 annually. For other successful applications, whenever possible BHCRI will make up the difference with non-DMRF generated funds, but presently this is a very limited resource. We therefore encourage those researchers not affiliated with Dalhousie or not located in New Brunswick to discuss this with their local university or provincial research funding agencies and encourage them to make matching funds available to potential BHCRI grant awardees.
Funds from the Frances Mary Daley Fund, received through DMRF, and The Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Fund, received through Dalhousie University, are available for use under the following programs: Bridge, Seed, Matching Funds, Miscellaneous and New Investigator Awards. The Frances Mary Daley Funds are to be directed to approved projects aimed at advancements in normal and malignant lymphocytes, especially as related to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Funds received through The Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Fund may be used to fund approved projects from any area of cancer research (fundamental, translational, clinical, population health, behavioural, psychosocial) but must be clearly related to cancer prevention education and include a research component. The funds must be used for either research in cancer prevention education or research on education for cancer prevention.
Congratulations to the recipients of 2017 BHCRI New Investigator Awards and Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of 2017 Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of 2016 New Investigator Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of 2016 Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of 2015 New Investigator Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of 2015 Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation Awards