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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Funding Opportunity: 2016 National Research Project Grant

  • August 8, 2016
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CBCF has revised their Grants Competition this year to be a single national competition with a competitive Letter of Intent, and two broad focus areas: basic and pre-clinical research, and clinical/evaluative research, each with a separate review panel.

Project funding is a maximum of $150 000/year ($450 000 total) for three years.

Please see the CBCF website for full eligibility, application guidelines and access instructions for the online submission process.

 Website: http://www.cbcf.org/central/ApplyForGrants/Pages/default.aspx.


Competitive Letter of Intent (LOI): Thursday September 1, 2016, 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

HRS Internal Deadline: Thursday December 1, 2016

Invited Full Application: Thursday December 15, 2016, 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

 Application Process:

LOIs must be submitted via WebGrants http://webgrants.cbcf.org. Detailed instructions are provided in the guidelines. No institutional signature is required at this point. Please submit a pdf version of your LOI to HRS, as we are now required to report on competitive LOIs.

 LOI results will be emailed to PI by Thursday October 27, 2016, 5:00pm PST.  Instructions for the full application process will be included for those invited to move forward to the full application.

Full applications will also be submitted online via Webgrants; applicants should plan to start the process early to avoid system slow down due to user volume or other technical issues.

Detailed feedback will be returned to all applicants, and the grant program criteria is:

· Team – Expertise, experience, and resources (15%)

· Team – Commitment to breast cancer research (10%)

· Project – Relevance to funding program objective (YES/NO)

· Project – Scientific Merit (30%)

· Project – Feasibility (25%)

· Project – Potential Impact (20%)

 For more information please contact your Senior Grants Advisor:

Michelle Czerwinski , mczerwinski@mcmaster.ca, x 28141

Catherine Gill Pottruff, gillc@mcmaster.ca, x22057