Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – New national research grant program


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF)


During the last twelve months, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) has undertaken significant steps to reduce administrative costs and transition to a more efficient organization overall. Part of this plan included consolidating four separate regional operations into one single nationally led entity. As a result of the significant change, the current suite of CBCF grant programs will be replaced with one streamlined national Research Grant program beginning in July.

The CBCF National Research Grant Program aims to support breast cancer research in Canada that demonstrated scientific excellence, relevance and innovation, and that has the potential to achieve a significant impact on breast cancer. The new program will serve the entire country and takes into consideration feedback received from the community, supporting a more efficient screening of applications. 


Principal Investigator or applicant (researcher or fellow) must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident and hold a PhD or medical degree.

Funding Availability

Up to 150,000/year and a maximum of $450,000/grant.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Up to three years.

Special Notes

Completing the Intent to Apply form is mandatory for this competition. Full applications will only be accepted from applicants who are successful at the LOI stage.

Intent to Apply Deadline

To sponsor directly using online WebGrants System: September 1, 2016 by 9:00 PM

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to:

External Deadline

How To Apply

Intent to Apply and full application must be submitted through the CBCF’s online WebGrants  System

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least 5 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project.  Please be in touch with the ORS (contact information below0 ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR5 form).

For More Information

For more information, please go to the CBCF website 

For Questions, please contact

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Toll Free 1- 800- 387-9816

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x52832