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Are you working in LMIC or an international project? Astellas Oncology C3 Prize applications due July 31, 2018

Astellas Oncology is inviting healthcare innovators to propose ideas that address specific challenges encountered in low- and middle-income countries within the following three categories: support tools, educational tools and technology. The three category winners will be flown to Kuala Lumpur to compete in a live pitch before a panel of judges at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3, 2018. Please see


Following the live pitch, prizes totaling $100,000 USD will be awarded to the three winners – one $50,000 USD grand prize and two $25,000 USD grants. Winners will also receive a one-year “nights and weekends” membership to MATTER, a Chicago-based healthcare innovation community, to help bring their ideas to life. More information about the awards and submission criteria, including full terms and conditions and eligibility, can be found at: Entries will be accepted through July 25, 2018.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Courteney Bone [] via email or phone 416-425-9143 x203.


Bursary money available from CARA to take the Research Administration Certificate

CARA has bursary money available for the spring term of the Research Administration Certificate. You can apply for funds to cover the required CARA membership ($175) and courses ($370 each). Please share this opportunity with your network as this is an excellent, efficient way to train research administrators and get financial aid to do so. Here are the steps:

Apply: please email your resume and a brief expression of interest, explaining why you want to take the program, to
Once you’ve received official acceptance into the program you must become a CARA member before registering for courses. Visit the CARA website for more information.
Complete the bursary form here: noting the last section the total amount needed. Ignore the deadline on the form, we are accepting them until all funds are dispersed

CRS Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists: 2018 Competition

The Cancer Research Society is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018 Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists competition, an initiative aiming at supporting future generations of Canadian researchers. The Scholarship is broken down into two parts, and extends over a period of 3 years, with no possibility for renewal.

Deadlines for submitting an application: April 27, 2018, 11:59 pm (EST).

Part 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award – 1 year * – $40,000 :  One year postdoctoral salary award for a candidate finishing his/her fellowship. The candidate must have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training at the time he/she accepts the salary award.

* Possibility of extending Part 1 of this award for a maximum period of 6 months.

Part 2: Operating Grant – 2 years – $120,000 ($60,000/year) :  Operating grant award once the candidate has obtained a faculty position at a recognized Canadian institution.

You have two options for submitting your application.

  1. Using the WeTransfer file transfer service. The deadline for submitting your electronic files via WeTransfer is April 27, 2018, 11:59 pm (EST).
  2. Saving on two (2) CDs or two (2) USB keys and sending it by mail or courier, as per the instructions on our website. The deadline for mailing your application is April 27, 2018. Applications must be postmarked on or before this date.

For additional information on the competition, please visit our website.

For all questions, please contact Lucille Beaudet or Irina Navarrete at or, toll free, 1 888-766-2262.

Thank you!
Lucille Beaudet
Ph.D., MBA

La Société de recherche sur le cancer est heureuse d’annoncer le lancement de son concours 2018 de Bourses pour la relève scientifique. Ce programme vise à appuyer financièrement la future génération de chercheurs canadiens. Il comporte deux volets, et couvre une période de 3 ans sans possibilité de renouvellement.

Date limite pour soumettre une demande : 27 avril 2018, 23 h 59 (HNE).

Volet 1 : Bourse salariale pour stage postdoctoral – 1 an* – 40 000 $ :  Bourse salariale d’une année pour un candidat en fin de stage postdoctoral. Le candidat devra avoir complété deux ans de sa formation postdoctorale lorsqu’il acceptera la bourse salariale.
* Possibilité d’une extension d’un maximum de 6 mois.

Volet 2 : Subvention de fonctionnement – 2 ans – 120 000 $ (60 000 $ / an) :  Subvention de fonctionnement versée au candidat qui aura obtenu un poste de chercheur dans une institution canadienne reconnue.

Nous vous offrons deux méthodes pour la soumission de votre demande :

  1. Vous pouvez soumettre les fichiers électroniques de votre demande en utilisant l’application de transfert de fichier WeTransfer. La date limite pour effectuer le transfert de vos fichiers avec WeTransfer est le 27 avril 2018, 23 h 59 (HNE).
  2. Vous pouvez également envoyer votre demande sauvegardée sur deux CDs ou deux clés USB par la poste ou par service de messagerie (date limite d’envoi : le 27 avril 2018, le sceau de la poste en faisant foi).

Pour plus d’information sur le programme de Bourses pour la relève scientifique, veuillez consulter notre site Web.

Pour toutes questions, communiquez avec Lucille Beaudet ou Irina Navarrete à ou, sans frais, au 1 866-343-2262.

Merci !

Lucille Beaudet
Ph.D., MBA

PEDS LIVER GRANT: call for proposals from the Canadian Liver Foundation includes a grant targeted to pediatric liver disease research in Ontario

Dear Researchers,
The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the following:

  • 4 Operating Grants
  • 3 Summer Studentships

Operating Grants

  • Two operating grants may be awarded to researchers in Canada whose research projects are related to hepatobiliary research.
  • One operating grant may be awarded to a researcher in Ontario whose research project is related to liver cancer.
  • One operating grant may be awarded to a researcher in Ontario whose research project is related to pediatric liver disease.

Summer Studentships

Three Raj Bhargava Memorial Summer Studentships may be awarded for research projects related to radiology of liver disease at the University of Alberta.

For details, please refer to the respective grant application guidelines

To apply, download the appropriate grant application form

The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2018.

AYA-targeted YouTube resource outlining oocyte preservation

Please see the link below for a white board style video that outlines the process of egg/oocyte preservation for young women considering this method of fertility preservation. Targeted to AYA patients (15+).

C17 Call for LOI: The 100% Fund Grant Competition and the C17Operating Grant Competition

C17 is pleased to announce the inaugural round of The 100% Fund C17 Grant Competition and Round 21 of the C17 Research Network Operating Grant Competition.

The C17 Operating Grant Competition is focused on multicenter, multidisciplinary pediatric oncology/hematology research.

The purpose of The 100% Fund Grant Competition is to target directly pediatric cancers that are rare and hard to treat—cancers that have not responded to available therapies. Applications addressing the cancer types below will be considered for the fall 2017 competition.

In recognition of its 30th anniversary, Childhood Cancer Canada established The 100% Fund to challenge the odds for children and teens who do not, yet, have their cure.

Please see the calls for LOI, LOI forms and C17 Award Guide linked below. The application form and guidance document also can be downloaded from the C17 website ( under Committees> Research Network. The submission deadline for C17 LOIs is December 14, 2017 at 4 PM MST.


DUE NEXT WEEK ⇒ Registration for the C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competition are due 08-Sep-17, 4 pm MDT. [Grants due 29-Sep-17]

The short registration form for the C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competitions is due NEXT WEEK on 08-Sep-17 at 4 pm MDT (Edmonton). Early submission appreciated.

All applicants who submit a registration by the due date will automatically advance to the grant application stage. Grants are due on 29-Sep-17 (4 pm MDT).

Miss the original call?  You can find the call and forms at:


Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Collaboration Grants due 14-Nov-17

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is pleased to announce the launch of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Collaboration Grants.

The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Collaboration Grants are expected to catalyze patient-oriented research that aligns with the SPOR Capacity Development Framework and the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework by:

• Building capacity in Canada’s health system for patient-oriented research through projects conducted by teams comprised of researchers, patients, health care professionals and/or policy-makers; and,

• Increasing the number of new/early career investigators meaningfully involved in patient-oriented research by integrating them in patient-oriented research teams.
The deadline for applications is November 14, 2017. For more information, please see the funding opportunity page:

In order to assist in the establishment of collaborative teams or find funding partners, CIHR is providing a linkage tool to the community for this funding opportunity. This tool provides a web space for stakeholders to share contact information, areas of research interest, and expertise that may help form a collaborative team. It is not an obligatory step in the application process and does not confer any advantages for the applicants.


For all inquiries please contact:

CIHR Contact Center
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178

BioCanRx Priority Funding Call LOI Due 01-Nov-2017

*PRIORITY FUNDING CALL: BioCanRx is pleased to announce that the next call for applications is now open in all of the Catalyst, Enabling, Clinical Trial, and Clinical, Social & Economic Impact (CSEI) programs. At this time, BioCanRx is placing highest priority on the intake of new applications for funding, proposing research activities that would be likely to add value to, facilitate the implementation of, or enhance the translation to clinic of, technologies within the existing BioCanRx portfolio of research investments. The projects contained within the BioCanRx research portfolio are found here. Of important note, new applications will be expected to speak very specifically to the value-add of their proposed research deliverables and the complementarity to support the successful development of BioCanRx technologies or research projects.

Funding timelines: Applicants should be aware that all projects must plan to be completed no later than March 31, 2020. Given this time constraint, it is unlikely that new clinical trial projects will be funded in this next call for proposals, unless the trial is of a small pilot scale AND the applicant(s) can convincingly demonstrate feasibility of completion of the study by March 31, 2020.

Application deadlines: Next LOI submission deadline will be 11:59 am EST on November 1, 2017 invited full applications are anticipated by mid-February (date TBD) for funding to commence by April 1, 2018.

Find application process and instructions here.

CCO Call for Research Proposals – Analytics and Informatics  ** DEADLINE: Friday, August 18th by 5 pm (EDT)


Analytics and Informatics (A&I) at CCO is calling for research proposals by investigators to undertake research projects in the priority areas of capacity planning, implementation projects and population health projects.

I encourage you to apply for a research grant by completing the attached application form. Please refer to the attached announcement for further details, including eligibility criteria. Applications are due by 5 pm (EDT) to the CCO Research Office ( 

Please feel free to share this with any researcher in Ontario within your network who might be interested in applying for a research grant. I appreciate your assistance.


 Jason Garay BSc, BASc, MHSc
Vice President
Analytics & Informatics

Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

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