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Apply for funding

​We invite applications for research grants, fellowships and scholarships during specified funding rounds throughout the year. Current opportunities are listed below.

Grant applications may be reviewed by the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee (comprising clinicians from across the spectrum of breast cancer disciplines), or in partnership with other funders such as the Health Research Council, or by an independent review panel.

The criteria for evaluating applications include an assessment of scientific merit, feasibility, originality, significance and ability to achieve the project’s objectives.

See the application schedule for specific funding rounds or email us for an initial discussion about your application. Retrospective funding will not be considered.

Applicants and institutions must be New Zealand based, although grants can be used to support participation in international studies.

You can see the grants we've funded in previous years here.

Research Grant Programme

Apply for a research grant to boost your New Zealand-based project aimed at helping us achieve our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer.


Learn more about the BCFNZ Fellowship Programme that funds scientific and clinical research focused on improving breast cancer detection, management and survival.

Nurse / Clinical Trial Coordinator/ Mammography Grant

BCFNZ supports nurses, medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists in their motivation to increase their capacity to make a difference for breast cancer patients.

Medical Grant

We’re all about making world-class diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer more accessible to New Zealanders - we fund equipment, training and pilot programmes to accelerate the introduction of the latest treatments and techniques to New Zealand's public hospitals and clinics.

Community Outreach

We support a variety of initiatives generated by the diverse communities in New Zealand, from cancer rehabilitation to peer support.