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Canadian Cancer Society

For researchers

Research Funding

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Apply for funding

View current and past funding opportunities offered by CCS.
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Application process

Key information and resources for applicants, reviewers and grantees.
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Managing your grant

Access our research policies and procedures to learn how to manage your CCS-funded grant.
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Funding announcements

View our research competition funding results.
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Our Research Investments

Discover the research funding portfolio at CCS, focused on maximizing impactful advancements across our goals and research pillars.
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Patient and community engagement 

CCS recommends or requires the meaningful engagement of patients or other communities in most of our funding opportunities. 

It takes a society

As the saying goes, ‘It takes a village.’ But to take on cancer, it takes more than a village. We believe it takes a society. It takes a community rallying together around a shared cause. It takes a society honours something that is deeply true about cancer: that it is big, and it is endlessly complex. And any kind of progress – better treatments, better care, better support – can only happen when we work together. Profound impact is possible when we combine our actions with the actions of others.

Our goal at the Canadian Cancer Society is to inspire people of all ages, from all backgrounds and all parts of the country to come together to take on cancer’s biggest issues. 

Review panels and committees

CCS relies on the invaluable contributions made by researchers and patient/survivor/caregiver participants to uphold our reputation for rigorous peer review. This section provides information about CCS’s review process, including review panels and our Advisory Council on Research (ACOR).
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Our research partners

Our research partners help us design and develop relevant research funding programs and fund and support scientifically excellent, impactful cancer research. Together, we fund more ground-breaking research and provide more opportunities for learning, networking, knowledge-sharing and support.


The CCS is a member of a number of organizations that together work to help improve cancer control in Canada.
Award for excellence

Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research

The Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research recognize individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to the cancer research ecosystem in Canada. Recipients are leaders in their fields who exemplify excellence in science and outstanding service to the scientific community.
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 EGrAMS  is the Electronic Grants Administration and Management System. This online application system is just one component of a comprehensive grant and award management system used by the Canadian Cancer Society. In addition to receiving applications, EGrAMS also facilitates the panel review process, application ranking and approval and the administration of grants and awards.

All components of an application are completed online. If required, third parties (e.g. Host Institution authority) are given limited access to the system in order to complete their portion of the application (e.g. provide approval on behalf of the Host Institution). Applicants can be assured that they have not missed required components of their application through the system’s validation process. This validation also extends to any requirements from third parties, such as Host Institution approval. Applicants are encouraged to start applications early, and validate sections as they are completed to ensure ease of submission by the deadline date.