Junior Investigator Awards in Prevention Research

This category is not open to applications. Details are provided for information only. Please see Financial administration for updated information on scientific and financial reporting requirements and policies.


The Canadian Cancer Society Prevention Initiative – Junior Investigator Awards in Prevention Research are career development awards and are intended for candidates who are in the early stages of their independent research career.

Applications were invited from candidates:

  1. Already working in the field of cancer prevention, or
  2. Working in other disciplines who would like to transition into cancer prevention research, and/or increase the focus of cancer prevention in their current research program
Applicants must be either senior postdoctoral fellows with at least one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application who are planning a cancer research career in Canada, or researchers in their first 5 years of their first faculty appointment at a Canadian institution recognized by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Terms of awards

Awards will be funded up to $50,000 per year for up to three years. These awards will not be renewable.

Acknowledgement of funds

Grantees must acknowledge the Canadian Cancer Society in all scientific communications and media releases related to this award. The Notification of Award will detail the appropriate acknowledgement of the Canadian Cancer Society in all publications.

General administration

Administration of these funds will follow the same guidelines as those for personnel awards and as described under financial administration.

Last modified on: September 14, 2017