Scholarships and Awards

External Award: Canadian Cancer Society Funding Opportunities

October 26, 2018
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A list of funding opportunities offered by Canadian Cancer Society.

Innovation Grants
Innovation Grants support the highest quality creative problem solving in cancer research. The goal of the Innovation program is to support the development and testing of unconventional concepts and approaches to address problems in cancer research, enhance our understanding of cancer, and generate new approaches to confront the challenges we face in defeating cancer.

Budgets awarded may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant. It is anticipated that approximately 22 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Please note the following:

  • There must be no overlap (100% unique aims) with any held or pending application including those at the registration, abstract or Letter of Intent submission stage to any agency as of January 15, 2019. Duplicate applications will not be accepted.
  • Note that the Abstract registration phase has been removed. Only Full applications are required for this competition.
  • A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition. For applicants wishing to be considered under the breast cancer research initiative, a relevance statement is required that explicitly demonstrates how the project is relevant to breast cancer.
  • Innovative applications with a focus on cancer prevention and survivorship are encouraged.
  • Additional funds may be available from the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation, to support innovative projects focused on the application of complementary and alternative approaches in cancer treatment and control.

Full application deadline: January 15, 2019

Innovation to Impact Grants
These grants are intended to support the further development of significant findings based on the goals originally explored through a funded CCS Innovation Grant. All applications must include details of the significant achievements from the previous grant, specifics on how the proposed work is a logical progression that builds on the previous grant, and the potential of the work to impact cancer.

Budgets awarded may be up to $150,000 per year for up to 3 years, to a maximum of $450,000 per grant. It is anticipated that approximately 12 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Please note the following:

  • Only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant with a project end date between January 1, 2016 and July 31, 2019 are eligible for this program.
  • Note that the Abstract registration phase has been removed. Only Full applications are required for this competition.
  • A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition. For applicants wishing to be considered under the breast cancer research initiative, a relevance statement is required that explicitly demonstrates how the project is relevant to breast cancer.

Full application deadline: January 15, 2019

Travel Awards
Coming soon, these awards are intended to defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting. PhD or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are eligible to apply.

It is anticipated that up to 10 Travel Awards will be awarded in each competition (30 awards per year).

Please note the following:

  • Starting with the January 2019 competition, applications will only be accepted for conference dates within 6 months following the funding start date.
  • Eligible expenses include: 1) Conference registration fees; 2) Accommodations; and 3) Transportation, and will not exceed $2,000.
  • Individuals may receive this award only once per stage of training (PhD, MD, Post-doctoral fellow). Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in subsequent competitions.

Full application deadline: January 15, 2019

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