Pre-announcement: CCS Research Training Awards

CCS Research Training Awards

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and its partners have identified the next generation of cancer researchers as a critical component to sustain research progress and drive innovation. To support this, CCS we will be launching Research Training Awards for Master’s , Doctoral, and Postdoctoral fellows. These awards will seek to build capacity in the cancer research ecosystem by funding competitive, scientifically excellent applications, and by supporting the development of a diverse, inclusive and representative research workforce.

CCS is excited to announce valued partners on this initiative – check back for this important information at launch!

Anticipated launch date:

March 2023 for Master’s and Doctoral

May 2023 for Postdoctoral

The Research Training Awards will support cancer research training and foster innovation in cancer research through an equity-seeking lens by supporting diverse trainees in an inclusive research environment. Research Training Awards will apply a holistic approach to research training that includes mentorship, training, and knowledge-sharing.

Who can apply:

This iteration of the award focuses on Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral fellows. To increase diverse representation in our cancer research ecosystem, CCS and its partners support and encourage Black and Indigenous trainees and applicants to apply. For all levels of training, applicants must be Canadian citizens, First Nations (status and non-status), Métis, Inuit or permanent residents.

Funds available: 

At least $3M will be awarded in the research training funding envelope. The total funding envelope is likely to increase as additional funds become available from CCS and through partnerships. Individual training amounts are described below (maximums described – awards may be pro-rated for part-time students and those holding other eligible research awards):

Anticipated start date:

September 2023 for Master’s and Doctoral

January 2024 for Postdoctoral fellows