The Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is a Cancer Research Society funding program with the goal of supporting upcoming young cohorts of Canadian researchers. The award consists of two parts covering a period of three years, with no possibility for renewal.

Part 1: 1 year - $50,000

The one-year postdoctoral salary award is for an applicant finishing their fellowship. The applicant must have completed at least two (2) years of postdoctoral training when they accept the salary award on September 1st. This training may take place outside of Canada.

There is a possibility of extending Part 1 of this award for a maximum period of six months. See FAQ for more details.

Part 2: 2 years - $120,000

Grantees will be awarded $60,000 per year for a maximum of two years.

The operating grant 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.

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key dates

2022 competition

February 16, 2022 Call for proposals

April 28, 2022, 11:59 pm (ET)  Deadline for receipt of complete application

June 29, 2022 Deadline for receipt of publication updates

August 2022 Review of proposals completed, awards announced

November 2022 First installment to grantees


Forms and instructions

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


The Cancer Research Society has selected Altum’s ProposalCentral to streamline its grants management process. Applicants must register and submit their proposal only through ProposalCentral. If you are a new ProposalCentral user, create an account. Click below to access form. 





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