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Canadian Cancer Society - Health Equity Research Grants

Opportunity NameHealth Equity Research Grants
AgencyCanadian Cancer Society
ValueUp to $300,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 – 3 years
Abstract registration due at agency07-20-2022
Application due to FSc RO at for full review08-24-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review08-31-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-06-2022 by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 09-08-2022

To support research projects that seek to advance cancer-related health equity. Projects must be collaborative, co-created by people both affected by cancer and by structural marginalization, and designed to address the systemic, structural, and institutional factors that sustain health disparities in Canada. Applications should take a social determinants of health perspective in identifying and defining both the health equity need and the community of focus, taking care to consider the intersectionalities of such communities.

  • An applicant must hold a firm academic position (as a primary appointment) which allows the individual to engage in independent research activities for the duration of the project and includes the ability to supervise trainees and publish research results.
  • A researcher designated as the Principal Investigator must be based in, or formally affiliated with, an eligible Canadian Host Institution such as a university, research institute or health care agency.
  • The person named as the PI remains the PI on a grant for the duration of the grant unless given express permission by the Canadian Cancer Society.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Technology & Society)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)