We are pleased to advise you of the following funding opportunities and updates from the Canadian Cancer Society

20 Aug 2019 3:22 PM | Peter Traversa (Administrator)

Innovation Grants/Subventions pour l'innovation:

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 transformative, paradigm-shifting concepts and approaches to address problems in cancer research, enhance our understanding of cancer, and generate novel 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 30 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Please note the following:

  • Innovation Grants are offered once per year. The timeline below is anticipated to be consistent going forward.
  • This competition consists of a full application only, abstract registration is not required
  • There must be no (0%) overlap with any pending or held grant applications (i.e. 100% unique aims are required - conceptual overlap is acceptable but must be described by the applicant)

Special funding calls within the Innovation Grant competition envelope:

  • Applications relevant to breast cancer research are encouraged
  • Applications relevant to skin cancer are encouraged
  • As a result of a generous donation, funding for one application with a focus on early detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of malignant mixed Müllerian tumours (MMMT) is available
  • 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: October 15, 2019

Results announcement: April, 2020

Anticipated start date: May 1, 2020

Please review the full Program Description on our website.

Veuillez consulter la description complète du programme sur notre site Web.

Innovation to Impact Grants/Subventions d’une innovation à un impact:

*Note update to eligibility criteria regarding pursuit of ‘logical next steps’ from an Innovation or CBCF grant.

These grants are intended to support the next phase following a productive CCS Innovation Grant or CBCF research grant, with the goal of working towards or achieving a significant impact on cancer.

Applicants are required to articulate significant achievements from the original Innovation/CBCF Grant (i.e., significant new knowledge, publications, intellectual property, technology development, or relevant endpoints) and clearly describe and justify the progression to the new research proposed. In other words, the original grant and the i2I proposal must be linked by their overarching goal or objective. Applicants must also describe the potential for impact of the proposed project on 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 15 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Please note that only investigators with a funded Innovation or CBCF research grant with a project end date between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2020 are eligible for this program.

Full application deadline: October 15, 2019

Results announcement: April 2020

Anticipated start date: May 1, 2020

Please review the full Program Description on our website.

Veuillez consulter la description complète du programme sur notre site Web.

Travel Awards/Bourses de déplacement :

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, MD, or MD/PhD students, and post-doctoral/medical/clinical fellows are eligible to apply.

There are three competitions in 2019. It is anticipated that approximately 10 Travel Awards will be awarded in each competition (approximately 30 awards per year).

Please note the following:

  • 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, Postdoctoral fellow). Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in subsequent competitions.

Full application deadline: September 15, 2019

Results announcement: November, 2019

Funding start date: December 1, 2019

Please visit the Canadian Cancer Society research website for program and application information www.cancer.ca/research.

Les renseignements relatifs au programme et à la demande se trouvent sur le site Web de recherche de la Société canadienne du cancer (SCC), au www.cancer.ca/research.


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