University Research Services

University Research Services
University Research Services

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Grants

This webpage is meant to serve as a repository of information and help files about funding programs from Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI). CCSRI has a wide variety of cancer funding programs that include support for biomedical, translational, clinical, prevention, and quality of life research.

Some CCSRI programs have multiple deadlines per year, and some programs include both an LOI and application stage. Applications to CCSRI are submitted online using the EGrAMS portal.

For more information, please see the information below or visit the CCSRI website.


Webpage Overview


Summary of Funding Programs 

The following table is a summary of CCSRI grant programs. Please see the note on the submission process below.

Type of Grant

Focus

Funding Overview

Eligibility Information

Key Dates

Help Files

Innovation Grants (IG)

  • To support innovative cancer research, including unconventional concepts, approaches, or methodologies, and high risk/high reward projects

  • Primarily designed to support biomedical, translational, and clinical research, but all research areas are eligible

Amount: Up to $200,000 total (max. $100,000 per year)

Duration: 2-3 years

Number of grants funded: 25

  • Applicants must have an academic appointment (as a primary appointment) that allows them to:

  1. Engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project

  2. Supervise trainees

  3. Publish research results

1st Competition:

  • August 15 (abstract registration)

  • October 1 (full application)

2nd Competition:

  • February 15 (abstract registration)

  • April 1 (full application)

Innovation to Impact Grants (I2I)

  • To build upon significant findings from a successful innovation grant

  • Applicants are required to articulate the specific achievements from the original Innovation Grant (e.g., significant new knowledge, IP, technology development) and justify the progression to new research

Amount: Up to $150,000 per year

Duration: Up to 3 years

Number of grants funded: 5

  • Only investigators with a funded innovation grant are eligible for this program

  • Applicants must have an academic appointment (as a primary appointment) that allows them to:

  1. Engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project

  2. Supervise trainees

  3. Publish research results

1st Competition:

  • August 15 (abstract registration)

  • October 1 (full application)

2nd Competition:

  • February 15 (abstract registration)

  • April 1 (full application)

Impact Grants (ImG)

  • Intended to support large, well-developed programs in cancer research that have the potential to make a significant impact (not incremental scientific advances)

  • Supports  basic, translational, and clinical research

Amount: Up to $250,000 per year

Duration: Up to 5 years

Number of grants funded: 9

  • Applicants must have an academic appointment (as a primary appointment) that allows them to:

  1. Engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project

  2. Supervise trainees

  3. Publish research results

  • March 25 (LOI)

  • September 1 (Application)

Prevention Research Grants (PRG)

  • To support & accelerate research with imminent application relevant to cancer prevention

  • Prevention research can be accomplished along the research continuum, from identifying risk factors to interventions that reduce risk

Amount: Up to $600,000 total (max. $150,000 per year)

Duration: 1-4 years

Number of grants funded: 5

  • Applicants must have an academic appointment (as a primary appointment) that allows them to:

  1. Engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project

  2. Supervise trainees

  3. Publish research results

  • February 1 (LOI)

  • June 25 (full application)

Career Development Awards in Prevention Research (CDAP)

  • To provide salary and research support for junior investigators in the area of cancer prevention/risk reduction

  • Applications are invited from researchers in the field of social/psychosocial and behavioural science, health policy, population health, health promotion, health services, cancer etiology, health economics and genetics.

Amount: Up to $75,000 per year (at least $50,000 per year for salary)

Duration: Up to 3 years

Number of grants funded: 4

  • Eligible applicants must either be:

  1. An assistant professor within the first five years of their appointment

  2. A post-doctroal or clinical fellow with at least one year of postdoctoral training completed

  • Applications must include the commitment of a supervisor/mentor who will work with the applicant over the term of the award

 

  • April 1 (full application)

Quality of Life Research Grants (QoL)

  • To support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients, survivors and caregivers

  • Grants are intended to explore psychosocial, survivorship, symptom control, supportive care and end-of-life issues, research gaps, needs and opportunities, or models for survivorship care.

Amount: Up to $300,000 total

Duration: 2-3 years

Number of grants funded: 4

  • Applicants must have an academic appointment (as a primary appointment) that allows them to:

  1. Engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project

  2. Supervise trainees

  3. Publish research results

  • June 29 (LOI)

  • November 1 (full application)

Knowledge to Action Grants (KTA)

  • To encourage research projects that will close the gap between what is known from research and what is done with that knowledge in the health care community and public health practice

  • The focus of applications should be on either the translation of current existing knowledge or the development of new approaches, models etc. for knowledge translation

  • Program is designed to support KT research in behavioural and psychosocial sciences

Amount: Up to $100,000 total

Duration: 1-2 years

Number of grants funded: 3

  • Applicants must have an academic appointment (as a primary appointment) that allows them to:

  1. Engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project

  2. Supervise trainees

  3. Publish research results

  • Investigators may propose multidisciplinary collaborations with different research institutions but must specify the collaborations with knowledge user to whom the research knowledge is targeted

  • February 1 (abstract registration)

  • April 15 (full application)


  1. Submission Process

  • Submission to CCSRI is either a one-phase (application only) or two-phase (LOI/abstract registration + application) process. Both the LOI/Abstract registration & application process is done online using the EGrAMS system.
  • Abstract/LOI registration: Follow the steps in the applicable Abstract/LOI registration guide to submit in EGrAMs (see Summary of Funding Programs).
    • If your are invited to submit a full application to CCSRI, please notify Kristina Arseneau (k.arseneau@queensu.ca) at URS. This will allow URS to plan for CCSRI applications during the busy fall/winter granting periods
  • Application submission: Follow the steps in the applicable application guide to submit in EGrAMS (see Summary of Funding Programs). NB - In Step 1 of application submission, applicants will need to designate signing authorities, who will e-approve your grant.
    1. Under 'Name of Department Head/Dean': Enter the name of your Department Head, their email, click 'Notify' and 'Save'. An email message will be sent to your Department Head, requesting sign-off. Applicants that are themselves a department head must enter the name of the appropriate Dean as a signing authority.
    2. Under 'Executive Authority - Research Host': Enter the name of Mary Purcell (Director, Grants and Institutional Programs, University Research Services); email: urs@queensu.ca, click 'Notify', and 'Save'. NB - Applicants do NOT need to include an 'Executive Authority - Financial Host'. 
    3. E-Approval from URS: Before URS can e-approve your grant, you will need to:
      1. Submit a TRAQ DSS for the funding opportunity. The TRAQ must include a DRAFT copy of your proposal and budget/budget justification. For research that is hospital-based, submit the TRAQ at least 10 business days in advance of the application deadline. For research that is NOT hospital-based, submit the TRAQ at least 5 business days in advance of the application deadline.
      2. Email Kristina Arseneau (k.arseneau@queensu.ca), to notify her that a request for e-approval from URS has been made.

Additional Information & Resources
 

About the Programs

 

EGrAMS Online System

 

General Help Files


Contact Person

URS Contact

Kristina Arseneau, Ph.D.
Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
University Research Services

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79707
Email: k.arseneau@queensu.ca

Last Updated: September 28, 2016