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Cancer Research Society - 2024 Next Generation of Scientists Awards Competition

Opportunity Name2024 Next Generation of Scientists Awards Competition
AgencyCancer Research Society
ValuePart 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award - $50,000
Part 2: Operating Grant - $65,000/year
Indirect CostsNot eligible
DurationPart 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award – 1 year
Part 2: Operating Grant – 2 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review04-06-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review04-09-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review04-19-2024 ***Note: Due by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 04-23-2024

To support future generation of Canadian researchers in their pursuit to advance scientific knowledge in the following four areas:

  • Fundamental/basic cancer research;
  • Prevention;
  • Early translational cancer research, including preclinical research, i.e., before a treatment is brought to a patient, including, for example, cellular or animal models, biomarkers for diagnostics and prognosis and imaging;
  • Research studying the environmental causes of cancer including viruses, pollutants, work environment, lifestyle and diet.

The award consists of two parts covering a period of three years:

Part 1

This is a postdoctoral salary award to enable talented postdoctoral trainees to secure a faculty position in an eligible Canadian institution.  Applicants must have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training at the time they will accept the salary award on September 1st.

Part 2

This is an operating grant that is awarded once the applicant has obtained a faculty position at a recognized Canadian institution.

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


Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents for the duration of the award and must reside in Canada to receive Part 2 (Operating Grant) of the award. Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence is required.

Applicants must be a postdoctoral fellow in a university or accredited institution and must commit to pursuing a research position in a university or accredited Canadian institution between January 1, 2025 and March 1, 2026.

Additional information regarding eligibility requirements can be found here.

How to Apply

For more information on how to apply for this funding opportunity, please see application instructions.

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 FSc Research Services at