CCSRI - Prevention Innovation Grant


Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research- Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR),


The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research- Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR), will jointly fund this Innovation Grants program, specifically focused on prevention research. Proposed work should incorporate multi-pronged high risk/high reward approaches and stimulate new partnerships between researchers and experts in the cancer prevention field.  Applications addressing CIHR-ICR’s Strategic Research Priority area of health disparities or prevention service inequities are specifically encouraged.

The purpose of this funding initiative is to support unique, creative research ideas and applications of new knowledge with imminent application potential relevant to cancer prevention in human populations. Proposed projects must demonstrate a specific and defined potential for impact on cancer incidence, for example through prevention/risk reduction research, programs, and practice, including interventions, knowledge translation, best practices and health-related decision making at the individual, organizational and health system levels. Applications are invited for social/psychosocial and behavioural science, health policy, population health, health promotion and health services research aimed at cancer prevention. Applicants are required to submit proposals for studies that explicitly address the Society’s mission to reduce the incidence of cancer. For this competition, applications for research outside of cancer prevention are not eligible.


An applicant (PI) must hold a firm academic position (as a primary appointment) which allows the individual to engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project and includes the ability to supervise trainees and publish research results.

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, Adjunct Professors or Status only appointments (except where they hold a firm academic position at another Canadian institution), technical support staff, or investigators based outside of Canada are not eligible to be a Principal Investigator

Funding Availability

up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant

Project Duration

 Grant expenditures may be extended over three years if justified in the application. Grants will be non-renewable.


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

External Deadline

ABSTRACT REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Maximum of one per Principle Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator.

PI to submit Abstract Registration using EGrAMS on line application system.  More information can be found on the sponsor website.

Internal Deadline

APPLICATION: PI to submit copy of application along with completed OR5 form to :


External Deadline

APPLICATION: PI to submit application using EGrAMS on line application system. More information can be found on the sponsor website.

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).

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Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
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