Results of the November 2015 Quality of Life Research Grants competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the most recent Qualify of Life Research Grants competition. This program has been created to support quality of life cancer research that has the potential to make a significant impact on the burden of disease in patients, survivors and caregivers. Below is a listing of newly awarded Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Quality of Life Research Grants.

4 Canadian Cancer Society Quality of Life Research Grants have been approved –25% of all full proposals received. 59 Letters of Intent were submitted to the competition, and following a scientific review 18 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 16 were received. Grants are valued at up to $300,000 over a 3-year term. These 4 new grants represent an investment of over $1 million.

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.

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

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 February 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.

Gupta, Sumit
The Hospital for Sick Children
Risk of mental health sequelae among childhood cancer survivors, mothers, and siblings: A population-based study using health administrative data
2016/2017 :  $78,634
2017/2018 :  $91,680
2018/2019 :  $70,703
McCusker, Jane
McGill University
Effectiveness of a telephone-supported depression self-care intervention for cancer survivors
2016/2017 :  $108,488
2017/2018 :  $122,695
2018/2019 :  $68,746
Nathan, Paul
The Hospital for Sick Children
The impact of the model of long-term follow-up care on adherence to surveillance for late effects among survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers
2016/2017 :  $98,306
2017/2018 :  $94,484
Poulin, Patricia
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The effects of an online mindfulness-based stress reduction program in cancer survivors with chronic neuropathic pain: A randomized controlled trial
2016/2017 :  $112,728
2017/2018 :  $125,395
2018/2019 :  $57,021

Last modified on: January 30, 2017