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BCFNZ's Fellowship Programme currently offers two $80,000 scholarships each year to fund innovative research by a New Zealand scientist or clinician.

The Ronald Kay Science Fellowship is named for Ronald Kay, retired breast surgeon, patron and founding trustee of BCFNZ, long-time chair of BCFNZ’s medical advisory committee, founder member of the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group, Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

The Belinda Scott Clinical Fellowship is named for Belinda Scott, retired breast surgeon, co-founder of BCFNZ, former BCFNZ medical advisory committee chair, and pioneer of sentinel node biopsy in NZ.


Applications are now open for the BCFNZ Fellowships 2018. Both the Science and Clinical 2018 Fellowships will focus on genomic testing. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ recognises the critical role that genomic testing will play in an increasingly targeted therapeutic environment, while at the same time acknowledging the complexities and costs of advancing that environment in New Zealand. We recognise the need for international collaboration and learning opportunities; for this reason, the fellowships may be undertaken either in NZ or overseas.
CLOSING DATE EXTENDED: Applications close October 16 22, 2017

Download the 2018 Fellowship application form

Download the 2018 Fellowship Referee form

Past funding

CLOSED: BCFNZ Belinda Scott Clinical Fellowship: advanced clinical training/practice or clinical research (i.e. patient-oriented research, involving direct interactions with human subjects, including therapeutic interventions, pilots or clinical trials).

CLOSED: BCFNZ Belinda Scott Science Fellowship: translational or basic science research, promoting advances in significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, and lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality.