Cancer Research Society
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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.
The Cancer Research Society funds research projects in the following areas:
- Fundamental and basic research;
- Early translational research, including preclinical research, i.e. before a treatment is brought to a patient, including, for example, cellular or animal models, biomarkers for diagnostics and prognosis, and imaging;
- Research studying the environmental causes of cancer including viruses, pollutants, work environment, lifestyle and diet.
The Cancer Research Society does not fund research in the following areas:
- Clinical trials where treatments on patients are evaluated with various endpoints;
- Applied research for the development or improvement of tools such as instruments, medical devices, software, questionnaires, information tools, patient registries, biobanks, TMA collections, etc.;
- Psychosocial or social studies including research on remote communities, survivorship, etc.;
- Health care economics, or any study aiming at measuring the use and costs of the healthcare system;5) Any other type of research not included in the main three funded areas.
All applicants and co-applicants must hold an academic appointment at a Canadian university or accredited institution.
They must have their own laboratory and have the possibility of hiring students and postdoctoral fellows.
.•Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.
• Research associates are not eligible
.•Staff and research scientists with no academic appointment are not eligible
Maximum Project Value
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 17, 2019. If by January 10, 2020 you have not received the confirmation e-mail with your PIN(s), please contact us without delay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
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).