Cancer Research Society: Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists: 2019 Competition

Updated Information

Internal deadline has changed from April 19, 2019 to April 18, 2019.


Cancer Research Society

For More Information

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

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is a Cancer Research Society funding program with the goal of supporting the future generation of Canadian researchers. The award consists of two parts covering a period of three years, with no possibility for renewal.

Part 1: 1 year - $50,000

The one-year postdoctoral salary award are for a candidate finishing their fellowship. The candidate must have completed at least two (2) years of postdoctoral training when they will accept the salary award on September 1st .

There is a possibility of extending Part 1 of this award for a maximum period of six months. See FAQ for more details.

Part 2: 2 years $120,000

($60,000 / year)

The operating grant is awarded once the candidate has obtained a faculty position at a recognized Canadian institution. This grant is for a maximum of two years.

Important: Applying for only one part of the award is prohibited.


  • Each candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the entire scholarship (parts 1 and 2) and must be residing in Canada at the starting date of part 2 of the scholarship (operating grant). Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Each candidate must be registered as a postdoctoral fellow in a university or accredited institution and must commit to starting work as a researcher in a university or accredited Canadian institution between January 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021.
  • A research associate who wishes to pursue a career as an independent investigator may also be eligible to apply.
  • The candidate must make the commitment to devote at least 75% of their time to research (fulltime). The candidate must also demonstrate their capacity or potential to be a competitive researcher at the provincial, national, and international levels.
  • Applicants whose postdoctoral training may have been delayed due to extenuating circumstances are invited to contact the Cancer Research Society to determine their eligibility.
  • Candidates doing post-doctoral training in the same department in which they received their doctorate degree or accepting an academic position in the same institution in which they did their post-doctoral training may be disqualified for an award.

Maximum Project Value

Part 1: $50,000

Part 2: $60,000 each year up to $120,000

Indirect Costs



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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of the application and signed 'Commitment Form' along with a complete OR-5 form to:

External Deadline

Applicant has two options for submitting their application: 

  1. Submit your application by clicking the button located on the CRS website, OR
  2. Mail your application by regular mail or courier, sending  two (2) CDs or two (2) USB keys to:
    Cancer Research Society
    C/O Research Department
    625 President-Kennedy Avenue, Suite 402
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 3S5
For Questions, please contact

Lucille Beaudet, Ph.D., MBA, or 514-861-9227 ext 234

Toll free: 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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