Canadian Cancer Society Workplace Cancer Research Grants: Preventing Occupational Cancers – Registration

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: RIS review not required for registration

External Deadline: Thursday 9th, November 2023


CCS Workplace Cancer Research Grants of up to $200k over 2 years are available to support game-changing cancer research that will uncover new knowledge and fill existing gaps to drive risk-reduction and cancer prevention efforts for workers in Canada.

Workplaces can pose a significant risk to health through repeated exposure to carcinogens and other risks, including asbestos, solar UV, diesel exhaust, crystalline silica, radon, and shift work. Every year, an estimated 10,000 Canadian workers are diagnosed with occupation-related cancers, but workplace cancer research comprises less than 1% of cancer research funding in Canada.

The CCS Workplace Cancer Research Grants have been created to support game-changing cancer research that will uncover new knowledge and fill existing gaps related to a diversity of workplace cancer risk factors to drive cancer prevention efforts and inform guidelines, policies, and regulations aimed at reducing cancer risk for workers in Canada.

Eligible applications are invited from all research disciplines.

Proposed projects must demonstrate a specific and defined potential for impact on the prevention of workplace exposures to risk factors, ultimately leading to a reduced incidence of workplace-related cancer. Inclusion of relevant stakeholders capable of utilizing the research results should be involved as members of the research team from idea conception.

Focus of research is encouraged, but is not limited to:

  • Air pollution
  • Asbestos
  • Crystalline silica
  • Diesel engine exhaust
  • Emerging technologies (electrification, nanotechnology)
  • Occupational exposure to toxic/hazardous medications/diagnostic technologies/chemicals
  • Radon
  • Shift work
  • Solar UV radiation

Abstract registrations due: November 9, 2023
Full application due date: February 1, 2024

See CCS website for more information.

Funding Sources

Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

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Last modified: January 17, 2024