Funding Opportunities

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NB: This information was last updated on 2016-10-11.

Current funding opportunities from some of the CCRA member organizations are listed below. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.

Opportunities are grouped into four categories:

This information will be periodically updated. Questions about any of the opportunities should be directed to the relevant funding organization.

 

Canada-wide Funding Opportunities for Independent Investigators

Organization

Program

Frequency

Cancer Site(s)

Research Areas/ Requirements

Maximum Individual Grant Amount Offered

LOI deadline

Proposal deadline

More information

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Research Grants

annual

brain tumours

unrestricted

$25,000 (1 year)

not applicable

April

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C17

C17 Operating Grant Competition

annual

pediatric cancers

all types of multi-centre, multi-disciplinary pediatric hematology, oncology and hematological stem cell transplantation research

up to $60,000 per year (2 year maximum)

November

May

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Partnership with Cancer Research Society Operating Grant Competition

annual

pediatric cancers

basic research

$60,000 per year for two years; renewable

December

February

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C17 Education Norma Auger Scholarship

annual

pediatric cancers

for health professionals to advance knowledge, skills and experience

up to $1,000 for one year (1 year maximum)

not applicable

May

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

National Grants Program

variable

breast cancer

National Breast Cancer Research Framework priorities; strategic; partner-oriented

variable

variable

variable

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute

Innovation Grants

annual (tentative)

unrestricted

cancer research

$100,000 per year, $200,000 total (spent over 2 or 3 years)

August 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

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Innovation to Impact Grants annual (tentative) unrestricted cancer research/must have been previously awarded an Innovation Grant $150,000 per year (3 year maximum) August 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 Click here

Impact Grants

annual

unrestricted

cancer research

$250,000 per year (5 year maximum)

April 3, 2017

September 15, 2017

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Quality of Life Research Grants

annual

unrestricted

quality of life-oriented cancer research

$300,000 maximum (spent over 2 or 3 years)

May 15, 2017

November 1, 2017

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Knowledge to Action Grants

annual

unrestricted

knowledge translation-oriented cancer research

$100,000 maximum (spent over 1 or 2 years)

April 1, 2017

June 23, 2017

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Career Development Awards in Prevention

annual

unrestricted

prevention-oriented cancer research

$75,000 per year (3 year maximum - $50,000 per year spent on salary)

not applicable

not applicable in 2017

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Prevention Research Grants annual unrestricted prevention-oriented cancer research $150,000 per year (4 year maximum) not applicable in 2017 not applicable in 2017 Click here
CCS-Partner Prevention Research Grants every two years unrestricted prevention-oriented cancer research; working with CCS partner $200,000 per year (4 year maximum) not applicable not applicable Click here

Cancer Research Society

Operating Grant Competition

annual

unrestricted

basic research

$60,000 per year for two years; renewable

December

February

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CIHR Institute of Cancer Research

Planning and Dissemination Grants - Institute Community Support

two times (Winter, Spring)/year

unrestricted

unrestricted

$10,000 for up to 1 year

not applicable

see website for competition deadlines

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Foundation Grant

annual

unrestricted

designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of new/early-career, mid-career, and established researchers by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative and high-impact programs of research

Senior and mid-career investigators will be awarded 7-year grants; new/early-career investigators will be awarded 5-year grants.

July 27, 2015 (registration)

Stage 1 - September 15, 2015

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Project Grant

annual

unrestricted

designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

It is expected that most Project grant budget requests will fall within a range of $50K to $750K per annum and the grant durations will range between approximately 1 to 5 years.

January 18, 2016 (registration)

March 1, 2016

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Knowledge Synthesis Grants

Spring 2015

unrestricted

All forms of knowledge synthesis are eligible.

Maximum amount for a knowledge synthesis is $100,000 for up to 1 year; maximum amount for a scoping review is $50,000 for up to 1 year.

not applicable

May 15, 2015

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The Early Career Award in Cancers - Institute Community Support

annual

unrestricted

unrestricted

$25,000 per award

not applicable

see website for competition deadlines

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Biomedical Research Grants

annual

kidney cancer

unrestricted

$50,000 per year (maximum 2 years); new investigators can apply for $50,000 for 3 years

Registration Sept. 1

October 1

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Allied Health Research Grant

annual

kidney cancer

open to allied health professionals

$50,000 per year (maximum 2 years)

not applicable

October

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Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT)

once per year

kidney cancer

new investigators and post-doctoral fellows

Salary awards, variable

not applicable

February

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Operating Grants

annual

blood cancers

unrestricted

$80,000 per year for two years; $160,000 maximum

not applicable

February

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Ovarian Cancer Canada

OCC-CRS Operating Grants

annual

ovarian cancer

One operating grant co-funded through a partnership with Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Cancer Research Society

$60,000 per year for two years

TBD

TBD

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Prostate Cancer Canada

Discovery Grants

annual

prostate cancer

unrestricted

$200,000 spent over up to 2 years

February 17, 2016

April 1, 2016

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Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research

annual

prostate cancer

unrestricted

$150,000 per year for 3 years ($75,000 salary award, $75,000 research project)

September

October

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The Terry Fox Research Institute

New Investigator Operating Grant

annual

unrestricted

biomedical, clinical and translational cancer research. Faculty within 5 years of 1st position, sponsored by TFRI program

$150,000 per year (3 year maximum)

not applicable

June

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New Frontiers Program Project Grant

annual

unrestricted

cure-oriented cancer research group

$750,000 per year (3 year max.) for new groups; $1.5 M per year (5 year max.) for renewing groups

July

November

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Pan-Canadian Translational Research Program

annual

unrestricted

translation research

$1,000,000 per annum for a maximum of five years

June (submission of an Expression of Interest)

January (submission of Research & Development Plan)

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Regional/Provincial Funding Opportunities for Independent Investigators

Organization

Program

Frequency

Cancer Site(s)

Research Areas/ Requirements

Maximum Individual Grant Amount Offered

LOI deadline

Proposal deadline

More information

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Transformative Programs

 

unrestricted

cancer research

 

please see website

please see website

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Foundational Infrastructure

 

unrestricted

cancer research

 

not applicable

please see website

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Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions

Cancer Prevention Research Travel Grant

Throughout the year

unrestricted

conferences/symposiums on cancer prevention research; for researchers with a primary appointment at an Alberta-based institution/organization and actively working in the area of cancer prevention; AIHS will consider supporting applicants that are not currently engaged in cancer prevention research with appropriate justification

Up to $2,500

not applicable

None. N.B.: the review process can take up to 6 weeks following application submission.

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Region

Research Project Grant Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for researchers in Atlantic Provinces

$50,000 per year (3 year maximum)

not applicable

Next call Fall 2016

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Community Health Grants

annual

breast

call for information

call for information

not applicable

October

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC Yukon Region

Research Project Grant Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for researchers in BC and the Yukon Territory

$125,000 per year (2 year maximum)

not applicable

October

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Community Health Grants

annual

breast

* Support projects that contribute to sustainable and accountable community initiatives in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and cure for breast cancer

* Encourage local and regional education campaigns on breast cancer issues which are relevant to the community in which they are based

* Support initiatives that encourage decision-making and problem-solving by community members

* Invest in community based health research and action research

$50,000 per year (2 year maximum)

not applicable

October

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region

Research Project Grant Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for Ontario-based researchers; must include strategies for knowledge translation and dissemination in proposal

$150,000 per year, $450,000 total (5 year maximum)

September

October

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairies NWT Region

Research Project Grant Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for researchers in Prairie provinces and NWT

$125,000 per year (3 year maximum)

not applicable

February

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Community Partnership Program

ongoing

breast

Call for information

 

not applicable

Opens October 2014

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Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec

Strategic Grants

every three years

breast

unrestricted in terms of areas of science; for Quebec-based researchers

maximum $500,000 per project (4 year maximum)

March 10, 2014

June 12, 2014

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Fonds de recherche du Québec -Santé

Radiology Research

annual

unrestricted

grant aimed at developing research in radiology

$25,000 per year (2 years, not renewable)

August 31, 2016

December 1, 2016

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Research Scholars - Junior 1 and 2, Senior

annual

unrestricted

must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Quebec

$30,005 to $88,469: 4 years

August 22, 2016

October 3, 2016

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Clinical Research Scholar - Junior 1 and 2, Senior

annual

unrestricted

must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Quebec

$18,003 to $53,082: 4 years

August 22, 2016

October 3, 2016

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New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Operating Grant annual unrestricted For researchers at a New Brunswick university $25,000 for 12 to 18 months not applicable open Click here
Establishment Grant annual unrestricted For researchers at a New Brunswick university $60,000/year for 2 years not applicable open Click here
Clinical Scholarship annual unrestricted For researchers at a New Brunswick university varies not applicable open Click here

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation

Knowledge Sharing Support Award

annual

unrestricted

See website for program specific requirements.

$10,000 per award

not applicable

See website for details.

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Research Enterprise Development Initiatives (REDI) Program

annual

unrestricted

See website for program specific requirements.

Team Development Award $10,000 per award

not applicable

See website for details.

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Research Enterprise Development Initiatives (REDI) Program

annual

unrestricted

See website for program specific requirements.

Research Skills Award $2,000 per award

not applicable

See website for details.

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Research Enterprise Development Initiatives (REDI) Program

annual

unrestricted

See website for program specific requirements.

Catalyst Award Funding is at the discretion of the NSHRF and determined on a case-by-case basis.

not applicable

See website for details.

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Research Programs, Operating Grants

annual

unrestricted

See website for program specific requirements.

Establishment Grant $50,000 per year for up to 3 years.

not applicable

See website for details.

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Research Programs, Operating Grants

annual

unrestricted

See website for program specific requirements.

Development Innovative Grant $15,000 per grant for 1 year.

not applicable

See website for details.

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Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN) Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants (CPTRG) Stream 1 annual unrestricted Cancer research, molecular pathology (see RFA for applicant criteria) $35,000

not applicable

October 31, 2016 Click here
Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants (CPTRG) Stream 2 annual unrestricted Cancer research, molecular pathology (see RFA for applicant criteria) $160,000

 

not applicable

October 31, 2016 Click here

Canada-wide Funding Opportunities for Trainees/Post-doctorates

Organization

Program

Frequency

Cancer Site(s)

Research Areas/ Requirements

Maximum Individual Grant Amount Offered

LOI deadline

Proposal deadline

More information

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Summer Studentship

annual

brain tumours

Undergraduate honours sicence sudents and first year medical students

$5,000 per summer for 2 summer terms

not applicable

January

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Fellowship

annual

brain tumours

Post-doctoral researcher (>3 years post PhD) and Medical residents (>2 years before completing residency or >3 years post residency)

$100,000 over two years

not applicable

January

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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute

Travel Awards

3 times/year

unrestricted

cancer research

Trainee travel award $2,000 travel reimbursement

not applicable

January, May, September

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Career Development Awards in Prevention

annual

unrestricted

prevention-oriented cancer research

$75,000 per year (3 year maximum - $50,000 per year spent on salary)

not applicable

not applicable in 2017

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Cancer Research Society

Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists

annual

unrestricted

basic research

2 parts for a period of three (3) years. Part 1: post-doctoral salary award of $40,000 for one year for a candidate finishing his/her fellowship. Part 2: an operating grant of $60,000 per year for a maximum of two years once the candidate has obtained a faculty position in a recognized Canadian institution. The Scholarship cannot be renewed.

not applicable

April

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CIHR Institute of Cancer Research

Travel Awards - Institute Community Support

two times per year

unrestricted

unrestricted

$1,000 per award

not applicable

see website for competition deadlines

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Publication Prizes - Institute Community Support

annual

unrestricted

unrestricted

$1,000 per award

not applicable

see website for competition deadlines

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada

KRESCENT Post-doctoral fellowship

annual

kidney cancer

unrestricted

MD $60,000 per year for 2 or 3 years; PhD $55,000 per year for 2 or 3 years

not applicable

February

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KRESCENT New Investigator

annual

kidney cancer

new investigators in the first 36 months of their first faculty appointment

MD $70,000 per year for 3 years; PhD $60,000 per year for 3 years plus maximum $25,000 infrastructure support

not applicable

February

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Allied Health Doctoral Fellowship

annual

kidney cancer

allied health professionals only

$27,000-$31,000 per year for maximum 3 years

not applicable

March

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Allied Health Scholarship

annual

kidney cancer

allied health professionals at Masters level

$2,500-$5,000 per year for 1 year

not applicable

March

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Ovarian Cancer Canada

Research Trainee Travel Grants

annual

ovarian cancer

Awards are designed to provide financial support for the travel and accommodations of ovarian cancer research trainees to travel and work at another research centre to acquire knowledge and/or skills to enhance their own research project.

Up to $5,000

not applicable

TBD

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Prostate Cancer Canada

Graduate Studentship in Prostate Cancer Research

annual

prostate

unrestricted

under review

Feb. 10, 2016

Mar. 9, 2016

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Clinical Research Fellowship in Prostate Cancer annual prostate unrestricted under review

Feb. 10, 2016

Mar. 9, 2016

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Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Prostate Cancer annual prostate unrestricted under review

Feb. 10, 2016

Mar. 9, 2016

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Regional/Provincial Funding Opportunities for Trainees/Post-doctorates

Organization

Program

Frequency

Cancer Site(s)

Research Areas/ Requirements

Maximum Individual Grant Amount Offered

LOI deadline

Proposal deadline

More information

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Summer Studentship

annual

both (restricted and unrestricted)

cancer-related; must conduct the research in an Alberta university

each stipend is $1300 per month for 4 months over the summer

not applicable

please see website

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Graduate Studentship

annual

both (restricted and unrestricted)

cancer-related; must in graduate program on a full-time basis in an Alberta university

each stipend is $27,000 per year for 2 years

not applicable

please see website

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

annual

both (restricted and unrestricted)

cancer-related; must undertake the fellowship on a full-time basis in an Alberta university

each stipend is $50,000 plus $5,000 research allowance total $55,000 per year for 3 years

not applicable

please see website

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Clinical Fellowship

annual

both (restricted and unrestricted)

cancer-related; must undertake the fellowship on a full-time basis in an Alberta university

each stipend is $70,000 plus stipend of $5,000 total $75,000 per year for 3 years

not applicable

please see website

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Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions

Cancer Prevention Research Travel Grant

Throughout the year

unrestricted

conferences/symposiums on cancer prevention research; restricted to graduate/postgraduate/clinician trainees at an Alberta-based university

Up to $2,500

not applicable

None. N.B.: the review process can take up to 6 weeks following application submission.

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Region

Fellowship Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for fellows (PhD and MD) based in the Atlantic provinces

$80,000 ($40,000/yr up to 2 years)

not applicable

October

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Studentship Awards

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for trainees and fellows based in the Atlantic provinces

$6,500 for up to 4.5 months

not applicable

February

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC Yukon Region

Annual Breast Cancer Research Doctoral and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for researchers in BC and the Yukon Territory. These awards are intended for qualified PhD students, healthcare professionals, MD graduates or recent PhD graduates.

Rate based on career track; maximum $50,000 per year (2 year maximum)

not applicable

October

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Studentships

annual

breast

The awards support senior undergraduate university students seeking hands-on training in cancer research in BC during the period of May 1 - August 31. These summer studentships may address any discipline of cancer research including clinical, translational, basic, behavioural and population research areas. These awards may be held at any BCCA site of operation in the province but are restricted to applicants planning to work on a research project that is funded and supervised by a senior health professional that has an appointment in the BC Cancer Agency.

$6,000 per year (1 year maximum)

not applicable

January

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region

Fellowship Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for Ontario-based trainees and fellows

* Doctoral level: $35,000/yr up to 3 yrs

* Post-Doctoral: $45,000/yr up to 3 yrs

* Physician Fellowships: $70,000/yr up to 3 yrs or part time pro-rated up to 5 years

* Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: $35,000/yr up to 3 years or part time pro-rated up to 5 years

not applicable

October

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairies NWT Region

PhD Graduate Fellowship Program

annual

breast

unrestricted in terms of CSO category; for trainees and fellows based in Prairie provinces and the NWT

* Fellowship: $50,000/yr up to 1 year

not applicable

November

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Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé

Master's Training

annual

unrestricted

must undertake studies in Quebec, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Quebec

$15,000 for 2 years

not applicable

October 17, 2016

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Doctoral Training

annual

unrestricted

must undertake studies in Quebec, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Quebec

$20,000 for 3 years

not applicable

October 17, 2016

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Doctoral Training for Medical Students (MD-Ph.D.)

annual

unrestricted

must undertake studies in Quebec, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Quebec

$20,000 for 3 years

not applicable

October 17, 2016

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Postdoctoral Training

annual

unrestricted

must undertake training in Quebec, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Quebec

$30,000 to $39,323 per year for 2 years (can be renewed once)

not applicable

October 17, 2016

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Postdoctoral Training for Applicants Living Outside of Québec

annual

unrestricted

must undertake training in Quebec, for applicants not residing in Quebec

$30,000 for 2 years (can be renewed once)

not applicable

October 17, 2016

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New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Student Health Research Award annual unrestricted For Master's, PhD and Post-Doctoral or Medical Students at a New Brunswick university $17,000 - Masters, $20,000 - PhD, $40,000 - Post Doc or Med. Student not applicable Open Click here
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Scotia Scholars Award annual unrestricted See website for program specific requirements. Undergraduate Level Award: $5,000 per 8 month period. Non-renewable. not applicable See website for details. Click here
Scotia Scholars Award annual unrestricted See website for program specific requirements. Masters Level Award: $10,000 per 12 month period. Non-renewable. not applicable See website for details. Click here
Scotia Scholars Award offered every two years unrestricted See website for program specific requirements. Doctorate Level Award: $10,000 per 12 month period, renewable for a second 12 month period. not applicable See website for details. Click here
Scotia Support Grant offered every two years unrestricted See website for program specific requirements. $25,000 per year for up to two years. not applicable See website for details. Click here

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN)

Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants (CPTRG) Stream 1

annual

unrestricted

Cancer research, molecular pathology (see RFA for applicant criteria)

$35,000

not applicable

October 31, 2016

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