Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network (OMPRN) drives new innovations in cancer research by supporting molecular pathology across the province through a number of competitive grants, which encourage multidisciplinary collaboration and mentorship for trainee and early-career pathologists.

OMPRN Grants

GRANT DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE FUNDS DUE DATE
Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants Stream 1 Supports small, one-year, collaborative research projects that bring together a pathologist Principal Investigator (PI) with a trans-disciplinary Co- Investigator and a pathology trainee. up to $35,000 This call is currently closed. Funding decisions will be announced in January 2018.
Cancer Pathology Translational Research Grants Stream 2 Supports a smaller number of more ambitious, two-year research projects led by an early-career pathologist PI with a transdisciplinary Co- Investigator. up to $160,000 This call is currently closed. Funding decisions will be announced in January 2018.
Bioinformatics Workshop attendance Funding is available towards registration, accommodation and travel for three Bioinformatics.ca courses. up to $1,000 towards fees, travel and accommodation This call is currently closed
CCTG New Investigator Workshop attendance Funding is available towards registration, accommodation and travel for the CCTG New Investigator Clinical Trials Course Costs covered for up to 7 places This call is currently closed

Other Funding Opportunities

This section contains news on other funding opportunities relevant to Ontario pathology researchers.
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GRANT DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE FUNDS DUE DATE
US Dept of Defense: Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 The BCRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will address the urgency of ending breast cancer. Specifically, the BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations. Level 1: $375,000 or $600,000 (Partnering PI Option) Level 2: $750,000 or $1,000,000 (Partnering PI Option) LOI: November 21, 2017 Application: December 6, 2017
US Dept of Defense: Era of Hope Scholar Award The Era of Hope Scholar Award supports individuals early in their careers who have demonstrated significant potential to effect meaningful change in breast cancer. These individuals should be exceptionally talented scientists who have shown that they are the “best and brightest” in their field(s) through extraordinary creativity, vision, innovation, and productivity. They should have demonstrated experience in forming effective partnerships and collaborations and must exhibit strong potential for future leadership in breast cancer research. $2,500,000 LOI: November 21, 2017 Application: December 6, 2017
US Dept of Defense: Breakthrough Fellowship Award The Breakthrough Fellowship Award supports recent doctoral or medical graduates in pursuit of innovative, high-impact breast cancer research during their postdoctoral fellowship and allows them to obtain the necessary experience for an independent career at the forefront of breast cancer research. Those individuals should be exceptionally talented researchers who have demonstrated that they are the “best and brightest” of their peers. Applicants for this award must exhibit a strong desire to pursue a career in breast cancer research, with clear evidence for a researcher development plan that will lead to a successful independent career in breast cancer. Applicants must also demonstrate that the proposed research has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. $2,500,000 LOI: November 21, 2017 Application: December 6, 2017
AACR: Myeloma Research Fellowship The AACR Myeloma Research Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct myeloma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to myeloma. $110,000 USD November 30, 2017 td>
CIFAR: Global Call For Ideas For more than three decades, CIFAR’s global research programs have connected many of the world’s best minds – across borders and disciplines – to shape new perspectives and spark ground-breaking ideas. Our commitment to sustained research interactions and engagement through interdisciplinary research networks offers researchers the rarest of commodities: freedom to take intellectual risks that are essential for creating truly transformative knowledge. CIFAR invites the global research community to submit proposals for new programs that address complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Ideas must be novel, bold, and potentially transformative to warrant the creation of a sustained, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research program. TBA LOI: January 21, 2018