Cancer and Spinal Cord Injury

Updated Information

The Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) has released a new infographic for the fiscal year 2021 (FY21) grant cycle. It highlights what’s new for FY21, important deadlines, and portfolio investment breakdowns. Check it out here on the CDMRP website.


United States Department of Defense (DOD)


Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)


The following Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) pre-announcements and funding opportunities have been announced.


FY21 Pre-announcements released:

Melanoma Research Program

Idea Award

Mid-Career Accelerator Award

Team Science Award

Translational Research Award with Collaborator Option

New for FY21: Melanoma Academy Director Award

New for FY21: Academy Scholar Award



FY21 Funding Opportunities released:

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

Behavioral Health Science Award

Career Development Award – Fellow Option

Idea Award

Impact Award

Translational Team Science Award


Ovarian Cancer Research Program

Omics Consortium Award


Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

Clinical Trial Award

Translational Research Award

Investigator-Initiated Research Award


Funding Availability

See specific call for applicable funding information.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

If you are considering applying, please contact Angela Vuk as soon as possible to assist with application requirements.

How to Apply

Descriptions of each of the anticipated funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the Program pre-announcement. FY21 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page. Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.

For announced opportunities, submission is a two-step process requiring both pre-application submission through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) prior to the pre-application deadline, and full application submission through All applications must conform to the final Funding Opportunities/Program Announcements and General Application Instructions which can be found on the website. For detailed information on the submission process, refer to the specific Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.  

Additional information about applying to CDMRP programs, as well as tips for successfully preparing applications for different types of CDMRP award mechanisms, are available in the CDMRP Webinar Series.

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of Research as soon as possible so we can work through the application process and with you.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x55026

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