The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation is an independent, external funding agency and was established for the sole purpose of funding excellence in medical research at Dalhousie Medical School and its affiliated research institutions.
- Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation is not a disease specific organization. The Foundation focuses its support on the Faculty of Medicine’s four identified areas of research emphasis: Neuroscience, Cancer, Cardiovascular Research and Immunity, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases.
- Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation provides approximately $2 million annually in research grants supporting equipment and infrastructure, training awards and senior research Chairs. Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation is, in fact, the largest non-government funding agency supporting local cancer research, providing over $600,000 to the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.
- It’s important to many Maritimers that the money raised here, stays here and is used to support local medical research. Donations are often used as matching grants to leverage support from national granting agencies. In this way, donations have a major economic impact on this region.
- Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation receives no government funding, we are supported by the generosity of individuals, like you, who believe in the importance of medical research.
- In addition to gifts to the Foundation’s annual Molly Appeal and In Memoriam programs, the Foundation is very grateful to those who generously support medical research by remembering the Foundation in their estate plans. A bequest is a gift that gives forever.