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OICR Innovation to Implementation (I2I) Program

Opportunity NameInnovation to Implementation (I2I) Program
AgencyOntario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
Indirect CostsEligible at 30%
DurationUp to 2 years

Letter of Intent (LOI)

LOI due to FSc RO at for full review09-28-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-05-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review10-11-2022, by 9:00AM
LOI due at agency 10-13-2022, by 5:00PM

Full application (by invitation only)

Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-05-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-12-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-17-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-19-2023, by 5:00PM
  • To support research projects needed to overcome implementation bottlenecks and provide optimal approaches to accelerate the uptake and sustainability of research outputs in population health, cancer screening and clinical settings.
  • To support efforts to synthesize, disseminate, exchange and apply knowledge from research in order to build on and use that knowledge to improve high-quality decision making to support health, the healthcare system or healthcare delivery.  

Projects that are in scope of this program include the following: 

  • Projects that facilitate movement of research-generated knowledge to actual application of such knowledge in population health, screening or clinical practice settings 
  • Studies that enable engagement of new users, including patients, along the translational continuum to advance the research into clinical settings 
  • Projects that adapt a research tool for use in cancer prevention, clinical settings or clinical trials 
  • Studies that conduct economic analysis or generate real-world evidence required to inform adoption of research into policy or routine healthcare 
  • Studies evaluating the comparative real-world clinical- and cost-effectiveness of interventions 
  • Knowledge Translation (KT) activities (e.g., generation of policy papers, workshops, meta-analysis) that will advance the adoption of research into policy or routine healthcare 


OICR invites applications from investigators at Ontario academic centres, hospital research institutes or other government research institutions.  There is no limit to the number of applications investigators are eligible to submit as PI or Co-PI. OICR is focused on developing and supporting the next generation of cancer researchers, and strongly encourages applicants to include early career investigators/clinicians as part of the project team. Further, teams should consider the inclusion of a physician and/or a biostatistician for relevant projects.  This Request for Applications does not require previous OICR funding support in order to be eligible. 

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.

Information Session

September 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at