Canadian Cancer Society
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For additional information, please visit the program's websites for
- Program guidelines
- Application forms
- Evaluation criteria
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has launched the CCS Emerging Scholar Award program, aimed at establishing and advancing promising early career scientists and clinician scientists from across Canada with a focused commitment to undertaking cancer research. Through the CCS Emerging Scholar Award program, early career investigators will develop their cancer research programs in Canada and pursue important scientific advances of the highest quality and potential for impact. By making a significant investment in the advancement of Canada's emerging scholars, CCS aims to the strengthen the future of the Canadian cancer research ecosystem.
Applications from the four pillars of health research (ie. biomedical; clinical; health services; and social, cultural, environmental and population health) are encouraged, and geographic and gender diversity will be strongly considered during the evaluation process.
At the time of the award start date (January 1, 2021), applicants:
- must be scientists or clinician scientists who hold a full-time appointment at an eligible Canadian research institution.
- must be within 5 years* from the start of their first independent academic appointment (minimum assistant professor level, or equivalent).
- must have (a) firm faculty appointment(s).
- must not be current recipients of awards aimed at advancing the career development of early career investigators (including CRCs).
$9M over 5 years, or 15 awards
Maximum Project Value
$120,000 per year
up to 5 years
Funding of up to $100,000 per year will be provided to support the direct costs of research, including supplies, salaries (trainees and research support staff), and equipment associated with the proposed work. $20,000 per year can be used for buy-out time from clinical or teaching duties (clinical applicants only) or professional development. Equipment requests cannot exceed 10% of the requested budget.
Please review the eligibility and requirements section prior to creating an application.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Letter of Intent: Applicant to submit a copy of LOI along with a signed Letter of Commitment from your college on college letter head and a complete OR5 form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants Officer will attain AVPR or designate signature on Letter of Commitment
Information For Co-applicants
If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).