CCS Research Training Awards 2024

Abstract Due: January 17, 2024

Full Application Due: February 29, 2024

Results Announcement: August 2024

For full details and to apply online please visit

The purpose of this funding program is to support growth and innovation in the next generation of diverse cancer researchers across Canada at the Master’s, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral levels. The Research Training Awards seek to build inclusive capacity in cancer research, and will support individuals conducting cancer related research, while fostering long term connections with Canada’s cancer research ecosystem through a combination of exposures to other disciplines, knowledge translation, engagement, and mentorship opportunities.

Program Description

The Research Training Awards are available to individuals pursuing Master’s, PhD, and postdoctoral level training at an eligible Canadian academic institution. CCS and its partners seek to support capacity in cancer research in all research pillars (i.e., biomedical; clinical; health services; and social, cultural, environmental and population health). This broad investment in the next generation is aimed at seeding the potential for future solutions and innovations in cancer research and cancer care. The Research Training Awards will support competitive, scientifically excellent applications for training in all areas of cancer research.

To address structural and systemic barriers to inclusion, and increase diverse representation in our cancer research ecosystem, CCS supports and encourages Black and Indigenous trainees to apply at the PhD, and postdoctoral level. Other eligible scholars at the PhD, and postdoctoral level in training are welcome to apply.

CCS welcomes Black and Indigenous students (only) to apply for the 2024 Master’s competition. Recognizing that Black and Indigenous trainees are not the only under-represented groups in the cancer research ecosystem, future opportunities for these awards will expand to other under-represented communities.

*Note: The term “Black” refers to people of Black African descent, which includes those who identify as Black Africans, and those found worldwide who identify as descendants of Black African peoples in the Diaspora (123). The term “Indigenous” refers to people who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Innu or Métis in Canada (45).

Please review the eligibility and requirementsthe application guide, and the rating scales sections prior to creating an application.

Application guides can be found on the EGrAMS documentation for applicants page.

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