Important information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions it has caused in many institutions across the country, the Cancer Research Society has decided to postpone the deadline for submitting an application to this year’s competition.

NEW DEADLINE:  MAY 22, 2020, 11:59 pm (EDT). 

*** Non-official copies of the transcripts of graduate university degrees (master and doctorate) will be accepted with your application package. We will also accept applications without transcripts if copies are not available before the May 22 deadline.

Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is a Cancer Research Society funding program with the goal of supporting the future generation 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 are for a candidate finishing his/her fellowship. The candidate must have completed at least two (2) years of postdoctoral training when he/she will 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 - $150,000

2020 will mark the Cancer Research Society’s 75th anniversary. Exceptionally, to celebrate this milestone, the best applicants will be awarded $75,000 per year for a maximum of two years.

The operating grant is awarded once the candidate 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

2020 competition

January 31, 2020 Application form the Scholarships for the Next Generation of Scientists is available online

May 22, 2020 NEW DEADLINE Deadline for submitting an application

June 26, 2020 Deadline for Publication Updates

July 2020 Evaluation committee meeting

August 2020 Results are announced following approval by the Cancer Research Society's Board Directors

September 2020 Payments to grantees begin



All the answers to the questions that you may have concerning the scholarships for the next generation of scientists.


Any question?

Dajan O’Donnell, or 514 861-9227, ext 234

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