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BHCRI Funding Opportunities

Funding for awards has been made available from a variety of sources; however, the single largest source is the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) has partnered with BHCRI to support New Brunswick cancer researchers, via matching funds. For other successful applications, researchers should discuss matching funds with their local university or provincial research funding agencies. A confirmation of matching funds will be required before BHCRI funds can be transferred.

Seed 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 Research Committee meeting schedule: https://bhcri.ca/committee-meetings

 

A completed Funding Overlap Declaration must be submitted with all applications. 

 

• Bridge Funds — Bridge funding has been suspended until further notice.

• Matching Funds — Match funding has been suspended until further notice.

• Seed Funds guidelines and application. Please note: Seed funding is expended for the fiscal year. Applications will be accepted in April 2021.

• Miscellaneous Funds guidelines and application

 

The New Investigator Awards will be offered once per year with a set deadline. A Scientific Review Committee will be appointed to review the grant submissions. Applicants must be within the first five years of their initial academic appointment and be a member of BHCRI and eligible to hold grant funds. 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.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute New Investigator Awards competition is now open.

Note: BHCRI is dependent on the generosity of our funding partners. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has drastically limited the ability of charitable organizations to raise funds. As a result, BHCRI has limited capacity to support cancer researchers in the broad region. 

Funding for 2021 New Investigator competition is provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) as outlined below.

DMRF funds must be used to support researchers based at Dalhousie University. NBHRF funds are to support researchers based at institutions in New Brunswick. Therefore, for this New Investigator competition, only faculty members at Dalhousie or a New Brunswick-based institution are eligible to apply. BHCRI serves as the peer review mechanism for New Brunswick-based researchers. SRC recommendations will be forwarded to NBHRF and final funding decisions will be determined by NBHRF under their Establishment Grant program.


The deadline for Letter of Intent submission is 4:00pm AST on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Full applications are due February 16, 2021, upon approval of LOI’s.
 

Please view the New Investigator application and review criteria

 

Congratulations to the recipients of 2018 BHCRI New Investigator Awards

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

 

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