Canadian Cancer Society - Innovation to Impact Grants 2020


Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


*Note update to eligibility criteria regarding pursuit of ‘logical next steps’ from an Innovation or CBCF grant.

Note: Only investigators with a funded Innovation Grant (including Prevention Innovation Grants)/CBCF Grant with a project end date between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2020 are eligible for this program.

This program is designed to support the next phase following a productive Innovation or CBCF research grant, with the goal of working towards or achieving a significant impact on cancer.

The Innovation to Impact (i2I) Grants are designed as the next stage in the funding pipeline for Innovation and CBCF Grants that have completed their original aims and have demonstrated productivity (such as publications or scientific presentations). Note that unexpected findings/outcomes from an Innovation or CBCF grant may be pursued through an i2I grant provided that sufficient data exists to support a compelling rationale for the proposed next steps.

A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition.


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.

Funding Availability

It is expected that up to 15 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Maximum Project Value

Grant budgets may be up to $150,000 per year. 

Project Duration

A maximum of 3 years of funding. Grants will be non-renewable.

Special Notes

There must not be substantial overlap (i.e. more than 50%) with any pending application (including those at the registration, abstract or Letter of Intent submission stage) to any other CCS research program as of this competition due date. Duplicate applications will not be accepted. The onus is on the applicant to indicate the extent (or absence) of overlap.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to: 

External Deadline

Applicant to submit directly to sponsor using online application system EGrAMS.Application guides can be found on the EGrAMS documentation for applicants page.

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)

For Questions, please contact

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Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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