LOI due date: August 1
LOI results: September
Full Application due date: November 1
Results announcement: January
Anticipated start date: February 1
Quality of Life Research Grants have been created to support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients, survivors and caregivers. These grants are intended to explore psychosocial, survivorship, symptom control, supportive care and end-of-life issues, research gaps, needs and opportunities, or models for survivorship care. The grants are meant to accelerate and focus the knowledge gained from scientific findings, in the short or long term, into outcomes that will result in the reduced burden or enhanced quality of life for cancer patients in Canada and elsewhere.
The goal of this grant program is to support and accelerate research addressing the creation and application of new knowledge relevant to improving quality of life (as described above). The program is particularly interested in research that has the potential for practical applications within the domain of knowledge translation. Applications can be from multidisciplinary teams or individual investigators. Multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged.
Examples of projects that may be appropriate for this grant program include, but are not limited to:
•qualitative or quantitative studies
•case control or cohort studies
•health systems, health economics and health services research
•measurement tools development
•efficacy or effectiveness studies of novel interventions
Scientific focus of the program
This grant program is designed to support research addressing quality of life scientific questions that will improve supportive care, survivorship and end-of-life care.
Budgets awarded will not exceed $300,000 over 2 or 3 years per grant. It is anticipated that up to 4 grants will be awarded in each competition. Funding will be provided to support the direct costs of research, including supplies, expenses, wages and equipment associated with the proposed work. Equipment requests of up to $10,000 can be included within the proposed budget but must be appropriately justified. Grants will be renewable.