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Cancer Research Society - Lung Cancer Translational Research Grant Competition

Opportunity NameLung Cancer Translational Research Grant Competition
AgencyCancer Research Society
ValueUp to $500,000
Indirect CostsTBD
Duration3 years

Letter of Intent (LOI)

LOI due to FSc RO at for full review05-14-2024
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review05-22-2024
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review05-27-2024, by 9:00AM
LOI due at agency 05-29-2024, by 11:59PM

Final application

Application due to FSc RO at for full review08-28-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-05-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review09-10-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 09-12-2024, by 11:59PM

To improve early detection of lung cancer, developing more effective treatments, or understanding mechanisms of resistance to current treatments.
Proposals must be relevant to lung cancer early detection or treatment, including but not limited to:

  • Identification of predictive biomarkers of early stages of lung cancer, disease progression, or treatment response;
  • Identification of novel treatments for lung cancer patients;
  • Identification of mechanisms of treatment resistance;
  • Comprehensive correlative studies on diverse bio-specimens (e.g., tissue, liquid biopsies).

These could include:

  • Longitudinal biospecimens collected as part of an imminent* (predicted to be open for recruitment <6 months into the funding period), ongoing or recently completed early phase clinical trial.

*For trials not yet opened, investigators must provide a Letter of Support from the study sponsor showing commitment to provide study drug;

  • Biospecimens collected as part of a real-world clinical trial with prospective clinical/treatment data collection;
  • Biospecimens from richly annotated cohorts.


The principal investigator and co-applicants must hold a research position at a Canadian institution and be able to hold research funds at their institution.

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 FSc Research Services at