Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
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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 our nation’s emerging scholars, CCS aims to the strengthen the future of the Canadian cancer research ecosystem.
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 recipients of awards aimed at advancing the career development of early career investigators (including CRCs).
Individuals may not hold a CCS Emerging Scholar Award (ESA) concurrently with other funding support of similar nature and goals. This means that recipients of salary awards and operating grants aimed at establishing the research program and/or advancing the career development of early career researchers at the time of the ESA funding start date (January 1, 2021) are not eligible to apply. These include, but are not limited to, Canada Research Chair awards, province-specific establishment grants, early career institutional chair awards and early career investigator operating grants.
Maximum Project Value
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 (less than 10% of total budget). $20,000 per year can be used for buy-out time from clinical or teaching duties (clinical applicants only) or professional development.
up to 5 years
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.