Canadian Cancer Society Impact Grants – Letter of Intent (LOI) 2013

The Impact Grant program is intended to contribute to the scientific idea ‘pipeline’ by supporting  significant progression in cancer research programs, from individual investigators or multidisciplinary teams, that are in the continuum from basic high impact discovery to translational work of direct relevance to the clinic. Impact Grants will accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will significantly advance understanding of cancer and improve scientific knowledge, which will result in optimized patient care, improved cancer treatment or reduced cancer burden.

Impact Grants have been created to support large, well-developed programs in cancer research that have the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients and populations.Note that these grants are not intended to support incremental scientific advances and should not be considered a “regular” research grant. The goal of the CCSRI 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.

Funds available

Budgets awarded will not exceed $250,000 per year, to a maximum of $1,250,000 per grant. The grant term is up to 5 years. Grants will be renewable.  It is anticipated that 13-16 grants will be awarded in the first year.

Letter of Intent (LOI)

There is a limit of one Impact grant application per Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator in a competition, and only one can be held by a Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator at any given time.

Grant submissions

The Impact Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) form will be accessible through the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute‘s (CCSRI’s) online application system EGrAMS

Further details can be found via the CCSRI website.

LOI due date:  March 25, 2013 (no OR-5 form required) – apply using EGrAMS online electronic system
Internal Deadline for those invited to submit:  August 27, 2013 - Office of Research Services, Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer

External Deadline for those invited to submit: September 3, 2013 by 5:00 pm EST – EGrAMS Online Electronic submission

* Note that only successful LOI applicants will be invited to submit full proposals

*OR-5 form will be required if invited to submit full proposals

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