Documentation for applicants

Open Competition Guides

LOI Registration Guide

Full Application Guide

*French guide available upon request. 

Coming soon

Full Application Guide

*French guide available upon request. 

LOI Registration Guide

Patient and Community Engagement Resources for Researchers
CCS recommends or requires the meaningful engagement of patients or other communities in most of our funding opportunities. 

Tipsheets for external contributors

Executive signing authorities (English only)
• Applicable for all full applications
• Used by signing authority for host research institution, finance institution (if different from the former), and (for Research Grants competitions) head or dean of department where research is being conducted

Referees (English / French)
• Applicable for Research Training Award applications

• Applicable for Emerging Scholar Research Grant applications

• Applicable for Awards for Excellence nominations. Nomination dossier (including all letters) must be received by May 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET

Past Competition Guides (for reference only)

CCS Accelerator Grants  (Full application guide - English)
CCS Accelerator Grants (Full application guide - French)
Sample application (English only)
CCS/CIHR Action Grants (English - full application guide)
CCS/CIHR Action Grants (French - full application guide)

Atlantic Cancer Research grants (English – full application guide)
Atlantic Cancer Research grants (French-full application guide)

Awards for Excellence (English – nomination guide)
Awards for Excellence (French - nomination guide)


CCS Breakthrough Team Grants (Full application guide - English)
Sample application (English only)


Challenge Grants (English - application guide)
Challenge Grants (French - application guide)


Challenge Grants (English - full application guide)
Challenge Grants (French - full application guide)


Data-22 (English only - full application guide)     
Data-22 (English only - sample full application)

Emerging Scholar Research Grants 

Emerging Scholar Research Grants (English - full application guide)

Emerging Scholar Awards

Emerging Scholar Award (English only – full application guide)
Emerging Scholar Award (English - LOI guide)          
Emerging Scholar Award (French - LOI guide)


CCS Health Equity Grants (Full application guide - English)
CCS Health Equity Grants (Full application guide  - French)
Sample application (English only) 

Innovation Grants (English - full application guide)
Innovation Grants (French - full application guide)
Innovation to Impact Grants (English only - full application guide)
Cancer Survivorship Team Grants (English only - full Application guide)

RTA 2024
MastersFull Application Guide (English)
PhDFull Application Guide (English)
PostdoctoralFull Application Guide (English

RTA 2023
Masters Abstract Registration Guide (English) / (French)
PhD Abstract Registration Guide (English) (French)
Postdoctoral Abstract Registration Guide (English) / (French)

CCS/CIHR/BC Spark Grants (English - full application guide - invited)
CCS/CIHR/BC Spark Grants (French - full application guide - invited)  


Workplace Cancer Research Grants (Application guide)

Last modified on: April 16th, 2024