Funder’s website

The funder’s website can be found HERE.

Funding Value and Duration

Early Validation projects: Up to $150,000 per year for a maximum of two years.

Early Accelerator projects: Up to $150,000 for a maximum of one year.

Late Accelerator projects: Up to $500,000 per year for a maximum of two years.


The Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline (CTIP) Program was established to capitalize on Ontario’s expertise in cancer biology and drug discovery to create a pipeline of validated cancer targets and first-in-class or best-in-class, novel, selective lead molecules (small molecules or biologics) to attract partnerships and/or investment for further preclinical and clinical development. To generate a sustainable pipeline, CTIP will support projects that aim to provide increasing evidence of target validation and disease association using data from knowledgebases, functional assays, and drug screening in relevant in vitro and in vivo models of the cancer type of interest.

CTIP funds projects in four stages of preclinical drug discovery and is currently inviting applications for the following three funding streams:

  • Early Validation projects
  • Early Accelerator projects
  • Late Accelerator projects

Eligibility Criteria

OICR invites applications from investigators at Ontario academic centres, hospital research institutes, or other government research institutions. CTIP funding is only tenable in Ontario. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity with their Faculty Research Facilitator.


Information session: April 18, 2023, 2-3 p.m. ET (Recorded Session)


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application)  July 26, 2023
Submission to Sponsor  May 3, 2023 5PM EST (LOI)

August 2, 2023 5PM EST (Application)

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click HERE.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. To navigate to the funder’s website, click HERE