CIHR/CCS: Cancer Survivorship Team Grants

Registration Deadline: May 29,  2019
Full Application Deadline
: September 10, 2019
Anticipated Funding Start Date:  December 1, 2019

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institutes of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Canadian Cancer Society are pleased to announce the following funding opportunity:

Cancer Survivorship Team Grants

The goal of the CCS/CIHR Cancer Survivorship Team Grant program is to improve the health outcomes for cancer survivors of all ages (pediatric, adolescent, young adult and adult) from the time of their cancer diagnosis until the time of their death or entry into palliative care.  This program is not    intended to focus on improving end-of-life care.  The program goal will be achieved through the support of a network of multidisciplinary teams. Each team is to be led by a nominated Principal Investigator and at least two Co-Principal Investigators one of whom must be within their first five years as an independent researcher, drawn from at least 3 different regions of Canada (Atlantic Provinces, Central Canada, Prairie Provinces, West Coast, Northern Territories).

The intent of this funding opportunity is to support new intervention research designed to mitigate the challenges experienced along the survivorship journey, as well as the evaluation and validation of existing interventions to assess their potential for implementation as best practices.

Eligible research areas include, but are not limited to:

• Strategies and interventions applied during active treatment to prevent or mitigate the development of the adverse late and long-term effects associated with cancer treatments;
• Strategies and interventions to mitigate the physical, psychological, psychosocial and mental health impacts of living with cancer both as a survivor and as a caregiver;
• Surveillance strategies and interventions to reduce the risk of recurrence;
• Strategies and interventions to reduce the economic and functional impacts of living with a cancer diagnosis, including the economic impact on caregivers and the healthcare system;
• Development and evaluation of improved models of care following a cancer diagnosis, including transitional care;
• Strategies and interventions to reduce inequities across the country and address the unmet needs of special populations such as Indigenous populations, the LGBTQ community, cultural and linguistic minority groups, urban poor, or those living in rural and remote locations.

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