Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
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Innovation Grants support the highest quality creative problem solving in cancer research. The goal of the Innovation program is to support the development and testing of unconventional concepts and approaches to address problems in cancer research, enhance our understanding of cancer, and generate new approaches to confront the challenges we face in defeating cancer.
An applicant must hold a firm academic position at a Canadian University (as a primary appointment) which allows the individual to engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project and includes the ability to supervise trainees and publish research results.
It is anticipated that approximately 30 grants will be awarded in this competition.
Special funding calls within the Innovation Grant competition envelope:
- Applications relevant to breast cancer research are encouraged
- Applications relevant to skin cancer are encouraged
- As a result of a generous donation, funding for one application with a focus on early detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of malignant mixed Müllerian tumours (MMMT) is available
- Additional funds may be available from the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation to support innovative projects focused on the application of complementary and alternative approaches in cancer treatment and control
Maximum Project Value
Budgets awarded may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant.
1 to 2 years. Grant expenditures may be extended over 3 years if justified in the application. Grants will be non-renewable.
There must be no overlap (0%) with any held or pending applications including those at the registration, abstract or Letter of Intent submission stage to any agency as of this competition due date. The Innovation grant must contain 100% unique aims to comply with this policy (conceptual overlap is permitted but must be explained by the applicant. Duplicate applications will not be accepted.
Applicants are reminded to review the eligibility and requirements section for details on scientific and financial reporting, funder acknowledgement, Canadian Cancer Society policies on open access and tobacco related funding.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
More information regarding this funding opportunity can be found at CCS website. FAQ's
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).