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Cancer Research Society Next Generation of Scientists Awards

Opportunity NameNext Generation of Scientists Awards
AgencyCancer Research Society
ValuePart 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award — $50,000 
Part 2: Operating Grant — $62,500/year 
Indirect CostsTBD
DurationPart 1: Postdoctoral Salary Award — 1 year 
Part 2: Operating Grant — 2 years 
Application due to FSc RO at for full review04-13-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review04-20-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review04-25-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 04-27-2023, by 11:59PM

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 post-doctoral salary award for applicants finishing his/her fellowship.  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 entire award, may carry out part one abroad, but must be residing in Canada to proceed with part 2 (Operating Grant) of the award.
    • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Applicants must be registered as a postdoctoral fellow in a university or eligible institution and must commit to starting work as a researcher in a Canadian university or eligible institution between January 1, 2024 and March 1, 2025, subject to obtaining an appropriate faculty position.
    • A research associate who wishes to pursue a career as an independent investigator may be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Kim McIntyre, post-doctoral services coordinator, at or extension 22993. 

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