Cancer Research Society - 2018 Operating Grants


Cancer Research Society


​Operating grants are the primary means by which the Cancer Research Society supports fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research activities on all types of cancer, contributing to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease. The Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Competition is now open to researchers across Canada.


All applicants and co-applicants must hold an academic appointment at a Canadian university or accredited institution.

Funding Availability

$60,000 per year

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years starting September 1, 2018

Special Notes

*Only those applicants who submitted a Letter of Intent may submit a complete application. Applicants will receive an e-mail with the PIN(s) assigned to their project(s) no later than December 19, 2017. If by January 5, 2018 you have not received the confirmation e-mail with your PIN(s), please contact us without delay at


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

External Deadline

Letter of Intent: Mandatory - PI to submit LOI directly to sponsor.  Instructions on how to apply and submit the LOI will follow on the CRS website.

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

PI to submit directly to sponsor.  Instructions on how to apply and submit the application will be on the CRS website at a later date.

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, or 1 866 343-2262, ext. 234

Office of Research

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

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