CCS/CIHR Initiative in Primary Cancer Prevention 

Action Grants: Proof of Concept Interventions in Primary Cancer Prevention

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), and partners have committed approximately $5M over one year to jointly fund up to 25 Proof-of-Concept Grants focused on interventions in Primary Cancer Prevention.

The intent of this Phase 1: CCS/CIHR Action Grants program is to motivate Canadians to take “action” to avoid known modifiable risk factors for cancer and to encourage the research and end-user communities to take “action” towards harnessing new ideas, platforms and technologies from within and outside the cancer field to test out bold, novel interventions with the potential to prevent cancer.

The goal is to stimulate the necessary multidisciplinary and multi-sector collaborations needed to test the feasibility of small-scale interventions, applying creative concepts with scalable and/or modifiable potential. The focus is strictly on interventions in primary cancer prevention, i.e. stopping cancer before it starts. Proposals related to secondary/tertiary prevention will not be considered.

Important dates:

  • Registration due date: June 23, 2021
  • Full application due date: September 10, 2021
  • Anticipated funding start date: January 15, 2022

More information on this funding opportunity can be found here.

In case you missed it:
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