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.

Opportunity

The goal of this CCSRI grant program is to support unconventional concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research. Innovation projects will include elements of creativity, curiosity, investigation, exploration and opportunity. Successful projects may be based on “high risk” ideas, but will have the potential for “high reward” (i.e. to significantly impact our understanding of cancer and generate new approaches to combat the disease by introducing novel ideas into use or practice).

Eligibility

An applicant 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.

A researcher designated as the Principal Investigator must be based in, or formally affiliated with, an eligible Canadian Host Institution such as a university, research institute or health care agency. 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. Both the Principal Investigator and executive authorities of the Host Institution are required to agree to the terms of the Host Institution/Canadian Cancer Society Agreement included as part of the application, thereby acknowledging and agreeing to all the responsibilities and obligations outlined in that Agreement.

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.

Funding Available

  • Maximum amount: $100,000/year
  • Maximum duration: Grant expenditures may be extended over 3 years if justified in the application. Grants will be non-renewable.

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Deadlines

Abstract/Full Application:
CURO Internal Deadline for Review Please contact your Research Facilitator.
cuResearch Checklist Deadline
  • June 8, 2017 (Full application)
Submission to sponsor
  • May 1, 2017 (Abstract registration)
  • June 15, 2017 (Full application)

Please note: Abstract registration must be completed in order to submit a full application.

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.