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​Capacity Development Awards in Prevention

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) are pleased to announce their partnership on providing a joint funding opportunity to support Capacity Development Awards focused on increasing Canada’s capacity for breast cancer prevention research. Recently appointed Assistant Professors, postdoctoral and clinical fellows in the field of breast cancer, breast health, and cancer prevention are encouraged to apply. This partnership will allow for funding of additional Capacity Development Awards in breast cancer prevention research.

Key Dates

Application due date: April 1
Results announcement: July 
Anticipated start date: August 1

Visit Capacity Development Awardsexternal link for more information.

National Grants Priority Setting

The first two National Grants Program competitions focused on advancing Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer (2011) and addressing challenges of Breast Cancer in Young Women (2013) respectively.  CBCF has started the process of identifying future research priorities for our National Grants Program. 

In the fall of 2013, the National Grants team sent out a survey to the Breast Cancer research community inviting input on the grand challenges in Breast Cancer Research. From March 20-April 7, 2014, we asked our broader community of supporters to tell us about their research priorities.

Responses to both surveys along with consultations with community partner organizations will all be considered as inputs for determining focus areas of strategic importance to accelerating progress toward a future without breast cancer.

For more information on the National Grants Survey please click here.

National Grants Competition

Each year, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) directs millions of dollars to breast cancer research and community projects through its granting programs. Our grant applications are peer-reviewed by a panel of experts to ensure that every donor dollar supports only the best and most promising breast cancer research and community projects. Ultimately, we believe that all of our cause-related investments take us closer to a future without breast cancer.

Fall 2013 CBCF-CIHR Breast Cancer in Young Women Competition

In May 2013, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR) announced the launch of a new National Research Grant Competition on Breast Cancer in Young Women. The competition invited proposals for a multi-disciplinary, integrated research program focused on breast cancer in young women. This one-time funding opportunity was designed to facilitate progress in this underserved research area towards improving the clinical outcomes and quality of life for young women with breast cancer.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would like to thank all applicants for their interest. The funding announcement will be made in May 2014. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a CBCF Regional Competition. This National Grant Competition is provided in addition to CBCF Regional Competitions. For more information about CBCF Regional grant competitions please refer to Region sites above or click here.


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