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Career Development Awards in Prevention- Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute

Program description

Career Development Awards in Prevention have been created to establish or maintain the career development of post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows or junior investigators in the area of cancer prevention/risk reduction research and community-based clinical research in cancer prevention by providing protected research time and research funds. Applications are invited from researchers in the fields of social/psychosocial and behavioural science, health policy, population health, health promotion, health services, cancer etiology, health economics and genetics aimed at improving cancer prevention.

The goal of this program is to provide salary and research support during the early years of a developing career for cancer prevention researchers. The program is designed to support researchers whose work has the potential for high impact within the domain of prevention/risk reduction research.

Applications must include the commitment of a supervisor/mentor who will work with the applicant over the term of the award. In addition, the Host Institution must be prepared to make a commitment as described below.

Prevention programs will focus on research that reduces the risk of cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes that in order to change the risk profile, prevention research can be accomplished anywhere along the research continuum from identifying factors that affect the risk of cancer at an individual or population level to interventions that lead to action to reduce established risk factors.


At the time of application, applicants for this award must be either a:

  • postdoctoral or clinical fellow with at least one year of postdoctoral training completed, or
  • Assistant professor* within the first five years of their appointment.

Applicants must identify an accomplished investigator as a supervisor/mentor who will assist in the development and direction of the research program. It is preferred that the supervisor/mentor be located in the same institution as the applicant but if that is not possible, a clear rationale for the chosen supervisor/mentor and details of the nature and frequency of the interactions must be provided.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or residents of Canada at the time of application and the award must be taken up at an eligible Canadian Host Institution.

Deadline dates

Application due date: April 1
Results announcement: July
Anticipated start date: August 1

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