Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is pleased to offer three funding opportunities: 1. Impact Grants, 2. Travel Awards, 3. Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award.
1. Impact Grants – Full application deadline: September 10, 2019
The Impact Grant program supports significant progression in cancer research programs that are anywhere in the continuum from basic, high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic and beyond. The goal of the CCS Research Impact Grant program is to provide a mechanism for scientists to adopt innovations and accelerate the application of new knowledge to address problems in cancer research that have the potential for practical application.
up to $300,000 per year for up to 5 years, to a maximum of $1,500,000 per grant
approximately 7 grants will be awarded this competition
Letter of intent (LOI) due – April 17, 2019
LOI Results: late June 2019
Full Application: September 10, 2019
Anticipated start date: February 1, 2020
2. Travel Awards – Will launch early April for May 15, 2019 deadline
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.
For those seeking support to attend the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Ottawa in November this year, please apply for funding during this round (see eligible conference dates for this program).
3. Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Awards – Submission date: rolling
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to offer a special initiative to allow junior investigators in cancer research to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society peer-review process.
Selected investigators from across Canada will be provided funds to reimburse travel costs to Toronto to observe a grant panel meeting. This unique opportunity will provide junior faculty members with an “inside look” at how research grants are reviewed in order to help structure their own grant proposals in future.\
Applications for these limited funds are accepted via EGrAMS and require Department or Institution Head sign-off prior to submission. Panel availability closes 1 month prior to panel date.