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CIHR Operating Grant: CCS Innovation Grants

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on March 5, 2018 in Research Funding

Innovation Grants have been created to support innovative, creative problem solving in cancer research. As competition for grant funding increases, peer review panels become more conservative and risk averse, emphasizing feasibility more than innovation. The goal of this Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) grant program is to support unconventional concepts, approaches or methodologies to address problems in cancer research. Innovation projects will include elements of creativity, curiosity, investigation, exploration and opportunity. Successful projects may be based on “high risk” ideas, but will have the potential for “high reward” (i.e. to significantly impact our understanding of cancer and generate new approaches to combat the disease by introducing novel ideas into use or practice).

It is anticipated that this funding opportunity will accelerate the introduction of innovation into the entire cancer research system and contribute to the scientific idea pipeline. Significant findings from investigators funded by Innovation Grants may be developed further through CCS "Innovation to Impact" Grants or operating grants offered by other agencies.

It is anticipated that up to 30 grants will be awarded in this competition.

Grant budgets may be up to $100,000 per year and a maximum of $200,000 per grant. Grant expenditures may be extended over 3 years if justified in the application. Grants will be non-renewable.

Internal Deadline: Mar 23, 2018
Agency Deadline: Mar 29, 2018 

Please see the website for more program details.

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