Cancer Research Society - 2019 Operating Grants


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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


Indirect Costs


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 18, 2018. If by January 9, 2019 you have not received the confirmation e-mail with your PIN(s), please contact the Cancer Research Society 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 November 6, 2018. 


Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

Application: PI to submit directly to sponsor.  Instructions on how to apply and submit the application will be on the CRS website December 18, 2018.

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

Lucille Beaudet, Ph.D., MBA or 514-861-9227, ext 234
Toll-free: 1 888 766-2262, ext 234

Office of Research

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

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