Atlantic Cancer Research Grants (ACR-21) – Application

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Memorial Deadline: Thursday 17th, June 2021

External Deadline: Wednesday 23rd, June 2021



The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is issuing a special Atlantic Canada call for operating grant applications focused on cancer research. Applications are encouraged from all areas of cancer research (e.g. biomedical, clinical, health services, and (psycho)social, cultural, environmental and population health research). Applications for up to $100,000 per year for 3 years will be accepted. It is anticipated that at least 7 grants will be awarded in this competition.

This grant funding opportunity is supported by the J.D. Irving, Limited — Excellence in Cancer Research Fund. In addition to operating grants, the Fund will also support trainees enrolled in the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute’s (BHCRI) Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP).

  • Important dates:
  • Full applications due: June 23, 2021
  • Results announcement: late October 2021
  • Anticipated start date: November 1, 2021

Principal Investigators must hold a firm academic position at a Canadian university in one of the Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island. All research funds administered through this competition must remain within Atlantic Canada.

CCS is committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity and strives to promote inclusive excellence in its research programs. We welcome eligible applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for our funding opportunities.

View the full funding opportunity here.

Funding Sources

Canadian Cancer Society

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 25, 2021