Funding opportunities

Below is a list of funding opportunities that may be of interest to the Ontario cancer research community.

If you wish to list a funding opportunity here, contact christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca.


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Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline – Call for Letters of Intent

Background

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) established the Cancer Therapeutics Innovation Pipeline (CTIP) strategic initiative to capitalize on Ontario’s expertise in cancer biology and drug discovery. CTIP aims to support the translation of Ontario discoveries into therapeutic assets with the potential for improving the lives of cancer patients.

To stimulate collaborative research with the Ontario cancer research community in the area of cancer therapeutics discovery, OICR invites applications for early stage drug discovery. This call for letters of intent (LOI) is for Early Accelerator projects.

Early Accelerator Projects

Focus on target identification/validation experiments and the generation of a validated primary assay to enable initial screening against a defined target.

Funding

Up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of one year.

Eligibility

  • Investigators at Ontario academic institutions, small biotechs or start-up companies seeking support for early stage drug discovery are eligible to apply;
  • LOIs that do not align with the aims of an Early Accelerator project as described above are ineligible.

Timeline

Activity

Date

LOI deadline

August 13, 2018 by 5 p.m. EDT

Response to LOI applicants

August 22, 2018

Full application deadline

September 21, 2018 by 5 p.m. EDT

Notification of results

November/December 2018

Funding to begin

April 1, 2019

Forms

Download the Request for Applications [PDF]

Download the Letter of Intent form [DOC]

Forms for the Full Application will be available in August 2018.

Questions

Contact OICR’s Scientific Secretariat department: scientificsecretariat@oicr.on.ca


New Funding Opportunity – Health Services Research

Background

In collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is excited to announce a new funding opportunity to support health services research projects that will provide the knowledge needed to optimize the delivery of cancer services today and to ensure appropriate dissemination of health service innovations and well-evaluated technologies.

Available funding

Up to $150,000 per year for a maximum of two years for projects related to one of the following priority areas. Projects that address hard-to-treat cancers and/or have a clear trajectory to intervention studies are preferred.

  1. Data infrastructure, integration and mobilization studies (e.g., data linkage, quality, access, governance, and policy, including privacy and ethics considerations);
  2. Use of Real-World Evidence to advance innovations in health care and health technology assessments;
  3. Research addressing health care system adoption of accepted best practices related to precision medicine;
  4. Use of artificial intelligence and digital health tools by health care systems and their impact on access to care, models of care, quality and cost of care, and patient outcomes;
  5. Knowledge translation and dissemination projects; and
  6. Population health studies (e.g., prevention and screening).

Eligibility

Investigators at Ontario academic institutions.

Timeline

Activity

Date

Registration deadline

August 17, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. EDT

Response to registrants

August 24, 2018

Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline*

September 14, 2018 by 5 p.m. EDT

Response to LOI applicants*

October 15, 2018

Full application deadline

November 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. EST

Funding to begin

April 1, 2019

Funding term end date (maximum)

March 31, 2021

*LOI stage may not be required.

Forms

Download the registration form [DOC]
Application forms will be available in August 2018.

Questions

Contact OICR’s Scientific Secretariat department: scientificsecretariat@oicr.on.ca

This opportunity is funded in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario.