CRS 2017 Operating Grants Competition – Letter of Intent

  • November 15, 2016
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The Cancer Research Society is pleased to announce the launch of its 2017 Operating Grants Competition. Awarding operating grants annually is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental research, early translational and environment-cancer in the broad field of cancer and contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease. The Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Competition is open to researchers across Canada.


Letter of intent:  December 5th, 2016 11:59 pm (Form available online on November 7, 2016)

Complete Application: February 16, 2017. 11:59 pm. (Form available online on December 16, 2016)

Please note that a Letter of Intent is mandatory for all researchers wishing to submit an application within the 2017 Operating Grants Competition.


In addition to the regular grants that are available for all types of cancer, the Cancer Research Society is making some specific calls for operating grant proposals in particular areas of cancer research:  

MALIGNANT MIXED MÜLLERIAN TUMOUR Partner: Ann Matyas Memorial Fund Number of grants: 1

BREAST CANCER Partner: Breast Cancer Society of Canada Number of grants: 1

ENVIRONMENT-CANCER Partner: Read for the Cure Number of grants: 4

MULTIPLE MYELOMA Partner: Myeloma Canada Type: A project directly related to myeloma with the potential of improving patient outcome within 2 to 3 years Number of grants: 1

OVARIAN CANCER Partner: Ovarian Cancer Canada Number of grants: 1  

PANCREATIC CANCER Partner: Charlotte Légaré Memorial Fund Number of grants: 2

NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA Partner: Daniel Primeau Research Fund Number of grants: 1

CHILDHOOD CANCER Partner: C17 Council Type: A project with potential for novel therapeutic approaches, improved treatment efficacy or reduced immediate- to late – effects from the consequences of cancer, anti-cancer treatment, or both Number of grants: 1

BLADDER CANCER Partner: To be confirmed Number of grants: 1

Please visit our website for more details. For any questions, please contact Lucille Beaudet or Mihaela Cristina Constantin at or call 514 861-9227, toll free 1 888-766-2262. Best regards, Lucille Beaudet, PhD, MBA Scientific Advisor