Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
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Innovation Grants support the highest quality creative problem solving in cancer research. The goal of the Innovation program is to support the development and testing of unconventional concepts and approaches to address problems in cancer research, enhance our understanding of cancer, and generate new approaches to confront the challenges we face in defeating cancer.
A special call for breast cancer research is included in this competition. For applicants wishing to be considered under the breast cancer research initiative, a relevance statement is required that explicitly demonstrates how the project is relevant to breast cancer.
Please note for 2019:
- the abstract registration phase is no longer required
- there must be no overlap (0%) with any pending or held grant applications (i.e. 100% unique aims)
An applicant must hold a firm academic position (as a primary appointment). The person named as the PI remains the PI on a grant for the duration of the grant unless given express permission by the Canadian Cancer Society.
A maximum of one application per Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator will be permitted in each competition.
It is anticipated that approximately 22 grants will be awarded in this competition.
Maximum Project Value
Budgets awarded may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant. Grant expenditures may be extended over 3 years if justified in the application. Grants will be non-renewable.
Equipment requests cannot exceed 25% of the requested budget.
Applicants are reminded to review the eligibility and requirements section for details on scientific and financial reporting, funder acknowledgement, Canadian Cancer Society policies on open access and tobacco related funding.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
More information regarding this funding opportunity can be found at CCSRI website. FAQ's
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).