Cancer Research Society: Translational Research Partnership Program


Cancer Research Society

For More Information

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

  • Program guidelines
  • LOI and instructions
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Translational Research Partnership Program supports collaborative projects in cancer research to help accelerate the development of new treatments and/or technologies for the benefit of patients. The Translational Research Partnership strategy is bold and ambitious. The aim is to break down the boundaries between research disciplines, which may include researchers from non-cancer backgrounds, in order to find innovative solutions to prevent, detect and treat cancer. CRS partners with a range of organizations to maximize the impact of research on patient outcomes.

Projects must meet the following conditions:

  • Be translational research and may include clinical trial studies
    • Basic research projects are out of scope
  • Aim the development of a therapeutic and/or novel technologies
  • Have excellent preliminary data to support the proposed project


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

Funding Availability

A maximum of $1,500,000 per project of which up to 50% may come from the Cancer Research Society.

It is expected that each project will secure at least 50% of total project funds from partner source. Only cash contribution is considered and will be matched with CRS contribution. Please note that the three federal granting councils (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) are not eligible partners, as well as some provincial research grant programs.

Project Duration

Up to 3 years


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

Internal Deadline

Letter of Intent: Mandatory - There is no deadline for submitting an LOI.

Applicant to submit a copy of the LOI and letters from partners along with a complete OR-5 form to:

External Deadline

Letter of Intent: Mandatory - There is no deadline associated with this program.

Letter of Intent and instructions and how to submit your LOI can be found on the CRS website.

Internal Deadline

Application if invited - 1 week prior to submitting application: Applicant to submit a copy of application, letters from partners, signed Disclaimer and Indemnity Form to:

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 notice at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please contact the Office of Research 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

Lynda Adam PhD, Director of partnerships


Office of Research

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

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