Funding programs

Operating grants

Operating grants are the primary means by which we support the most promising cancer researchers across the country.

Scholarship for the next generation of scientists

We strongly believe in the importance of investing in the next generation of leading scientists. Our Scholarships support young scientists at the postdoctoral level to help them transition into a research position in a Canadian university or research center.

Strategic initiatives

The Cancer Research Society also funds high-impact projects to accelerate innovative discoveries and treatments. The success is based on a collaborative approach with partners’ engagement for co-funding strategic research projects in Canada.

Upcycle: Drug repurposing grant

Our new UpCycle Drug Repurposing Grants Competition aims at funding research to accelerate drug development for cancer by studying the anti-cancer properties of off-patent medications approved for other diseases.