Results of the April 2016 Knowledge to Action Grants competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the most recent Knowledge to Action Grants competition to encourage ideas that will close the gap between what is known from research and what is done with that knowledge. Below is a listing of newly awarded Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Knowledge to Action Grants.

4 Canadian Cancer Society Knowledge to Action Grants have been approved – 18% of all full proposals received. 34 abstract registrations were submitted to the competition, and following a relevance review 24 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 22 were received. All grants have been awarded to a maximum budget of $100,000 with a maximum 2 year term. The 4 grants total almost $400,000 in funding over the terms of these grants.

Funds committed to this competition have been made possible by the significant efforts of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and donors across the country. 

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is funding 1 grant in this competition as listed below.

We are also very pleased that all grants are being funded to their full panel recommended amounts and that no administrative decrements are being applied.

Summaries of awarded grants

Please note: 
  • Amounts listed below represent the total dollars awarded by grant year and may include funds for salaries, supplies, and/or equipment. 
  • The start date for these grants is August 1, 2016. 
  • Only the Principal Investigator is named in this listing. Co-Principal Investigators, Co-Applicants and/or Additional Authors may also be associated with these grants. 
Note Carefully: 

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listing below, this list does not constitute an "official" notification. 

Successful applicants will be informed, in writing, with an official Notification of Award giving the details pertaining to their grant.

Applicant
Institution
Title
Award
Gagliardi, Anna
The Toronto Hospital (General Division) - UHN
How should person-centred care be implemented for women with DCIS?
2016/2017 :  $91,529
2017/2018 :  $7,500
Pesut, Barbara
University of British Columbia
An integrated knowledge translation approach to implementing a model of volunteer navigation for rural older adults living with advanced cancer
2016/2017 :  $29,082
2017/2018 :  $70,914
Sharma, Sangita
University of Alberta
Improving the utilization of cancer screening services in a northern indigenous community 
*funded by CIHR-ICR
2016/2017 :  $50,181 
2017/2018 :  $49,593
Urquhart, Robin
Dalhousie University
Improving our capacity to sustain new knowledge and tools in cancer care
2016/2017 :  $39,569
2017/2018 :  $60,409

Last modified on: January 30, 2017