In August the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Region, announced the establishment of the Dr Brian D. Norris Breast Cancer Research Postgraduate Fellowship. This fellowship, one of two postgraduate fellowships that CBCF awards annually, honors the work of one of the founding Medical Advisory Committee directors, Dr Brian D. Norris.
Thanks to the vision of Dr Brian Norris and his many years of volunteer commitment to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the breast cancer cause, 12 young postgraduate researchers between 1998 and 2007 have had the opportunity to pursue important breast cancer research in British Columbia and at the same time consider a career in breast cancer research.
The 2008–2009 call for proposals for the Fellowship Competition is now open. Each award totals up to $80000 per year for up to 2 years. For more information about the Dr Brian D. Norris Breast Cancer Research Postgraduate Fellowship, or to submit an application, go to www.cbcfbc.org or contact Haifa Staiti, manager, Grant Allocations, at 604 683-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for the fellowship competition is 3 November 2008.
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