Funding opportunity
Clinical Translation Pathway

OICR Clinical Translation Pathway Pre-Clinical Acceleration Team Awards – Request for Applications

OICR’s Clinical Translation Pathway (CTP) supports practice-changing research in biomarkers and therapeutics that will advance early detection and intervention research and have a clear path to the clinic and clinical impact.

OICR is currently inviting applications for one of the CTP funding streams, Pre-Clinical Acceleration Team Awards (Pre-CATA), to support pre-clinical projects focused on clinical biomarker and therapeutic development.

Funding available: Up to $250,000 per year for up to three years. OICR anticipates supporting up to eight Pre-CATA projects.

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Mandatory registration deadline: November 13, 2023 by 5 p.m. ET
Full application deadline: January 18, 2024 by 5 p.m. ET
Anticipated notification of results: March 2024
Funding start date: April 1, 2024

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If you’d like to discuss any preliminary ideas with the CTP team, please contact the Scientific Secretariat at For questions about the submission and review process, visit the FAQ page before contacting the Scientific Secretariat. 

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