The Operating Grants Competition is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer to contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease.

The Operating Grants Competition takes place every year and is open to researchers across Canada.


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

Available Funding

  • Amount: $60,000/year
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Start date: September 1, 2018

Useful Links


CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch checklist November 28, 2017
Submission to Sponsor
  • December 5, 2017 (LOI)
  • Feb 15, 2018 (Full application)
11:59 PM (EST)

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.

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