NEW Application Deadline

Due to the disruptions derived by the new COVID-19 variant, the Cancer Research Society is extending the deadline for the 2022 Operating Grants competition. Only applicants that submitted a Letter of Intent and were invited to submit a full proposal may apply.

NEW DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 23, 2022, 11:59 pm (ET)

The Operating Grants Program is the principal means by which the Cancer Research Society (CRS) fulfills its mission to support fundamental, early translational and environment-cancer research on all types of cancer to contribute to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease.

The CRS Operating Grants Competition takes place every year and is open to researchers across Canada.

Amount: $60,000 per year

Duration: 2 years

Start Date: September 1

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Key dates

2022-2024 grants


November 9, 2021 Call for proposals - Letter of Intent, access through ProposalCentral

December 9, 2021, 11:59 pm (ET)  Deadline for receipt of Letter of Intent

December 14 , 2021  Invitation to submit a full application*

New deadline: February 23, 2022, 11:59 pm (ET) Deadline for receipt of full application 

April 15, 2022  Deadline for receipt of publication updates

August, 2022  Review of proposals completed, awards announced

September 1, 2022  First grant instalment

* Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application on December 14, 2021. If by January 10, 2022 you have not received a notification please contact us without delay at

Apply for an Operating Grant

Forms and guidelines

Andy and Léna Chabot Studentship

The Andy and Léna Chabot Cancer Research Society Studentship will be offered to an undergraduate student in the laboratory of the researcher whose application ranked highest among the operating grant applications in a given year.
To learn more, click here.

Letter of Intent and Application Forms

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The answers to your questions for the 2022 competition.

For any questions or support

Dajan O’Donnell, or 514-861-9227, ext 234

Toll-free: 1 888 766-2262, ext 234