Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is a Cancer Research Society funding program with the goal of supporting the future generation of Canadian researchers. The award consists of two part covering a period of three years, with no possibility for renewal.

Part 1: 1 year $40,000

The one-year postdoctoral salary award are for a candidate finishing his/her fellowship. The candidate must have completed at least two (2) years of postdoctoral training when he/she will accept the salary award on September 1st .

* Possibility of extending Part 1 of this award for a maximum period of six months. See below for details.

Part 2: 2 years $120,000

($60,000 / year)

The operating grant is awarded once the candidate has obtained a faculty position at a recognized Canadian institution. This grant is for a maximum of two years.

IMPORTANT: Applying for only one part of the award is prohibited.

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key dates

2018 competition

February 2, 2018 Application form the Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is available online

April 27, 2018 Deadline for submitting an application

June 29, 2018 Deadline for Publication Updates

July 2018 Evaluation committee meeting

August 2018 Results are announced following approval by the Cancer Research Society's Board Directors

September 2018 Payments to grantees begin



All the answers to the questions that you may have concerning the scholarships for the next generation of scientists.


Any question?

Lucille Beaudet, Ph.D., MBA, or 514 861-9227, ext 234

Toll free: 1 866 343-2262, ext 234

Believing in the importance of investing in the future generations, the Society developed this unique program in 2013 to support young scientists at the postdoctoral level to help them transition into a research position in a Canadian university or research center.


Recipients of the $160,000 scholarships are funded for three years which helps them during the last year of their postdoctoral internship then supports their research through a two-year grant once they have obtained a faculty position.