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Grants starting at $30,000 per year to Canada, USA, and International PhDs, MDs, and health care professionals with at least a Master's degree to engage in breast cancer research in British Columbia. Applicants who will reside in or return to British Columbia will receive priority. Canadian citizens and landed immigrants will receive preference for equally weighted applications between Canadian and International candidates.
This opportunity is designed to foster independent breast cancer research in the Province and help qualified applicants begin their careers as independent, social, clinical or basic science investigators in breast cancer research.
The primary purpose of the Foundation in funding scientific research is to advance its mission of A Future Without Breast Cancer. The Foundation does not fund projects whose primary purpose is the development or promotion of commercial interests.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Four tracks for the breast cancer fellowship are recognized:
1. PhD Student: students registered full time in a PhD program at a recognized university in BC with an eligible supervisor for their fellowship project that is focused on basic science with a minimum of 12 months of graduate school at the PhD level at the time of application.
2. MD: Candidates must be MD graduates of an approved University and should have completed or are in their final year of an approved postgraduate specialty program (I.e. Pathology, Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology or Radiology). Qualified MD graduates of an approved university, pursuing a basic research career will also be considered.
3. PhD: Graduate of an approved University with a recent PhD (Maximum 5 years since obtaining PhD).
4. Other Health Care Professional: Minimum masters level degree (e. g. MSW, MSc, MN) with at least five years professional experience and appropriate professional qualifications (e. g. RN).
a. All qualified candidates are welcome to submit an application, however in case of equally weighted applications, preference will be given to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
b. Preference will be given to applicants who will remain in (or return to) British Columbia for a position compatible with the fellowship training. An endorsement by a future departmental head or equivalent with a commitment to a future job is preferred, but not essential.
c. In case of international applicants, it is the fellow’s responsibility to ensure that required immigration documents are obtained prior to the start date of the fellowship.
All applications must be entered on-line using the CBCF Web Based Application and Grant Management System. If you have received a user name and password, you can begin entry of your application as soon as the funding opportunity is opened. If you have never used the system, you must first register as a user and be approved by CBCF. You should allow 1-2 business days for this process.