Partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Every year, applications for support of ovarian cancer research projects are submitted to CIHR. A number of these research proposals are ranked very highly, meaning that they have scientific merit, are novel and promising and should be funded. However, only a fraction of these projects can be supported with the funding available through the agency. In partnership with CIHR, Ovarian Cancer Canada has provided one year funding for the highest ranking, but unfunded, ovarian cancer project during a CIHR competition. Each project is funded for $100,000 for one year, to enable initiation and/or continuation of the research until an application to fund the research project could be re-submitted to the granting agency.
See list of past grantees
Partnership with Cancer Research Society (CRS)
In 2014, Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC) partnered with the CRS to support three ovarian cancer research projects. Each grant will be equally co-funded by CRS and OCC for two years. At least one of the projects should focus on early detection of ovarian cancer, while the others may cover any aspects of ovarian cancer, including early detection. The grant applications are open to all researchers across Canada within the Cancer Research Society’s annual regular competition; the applications called for specific research project proposals on ovarian cancer.
Trainee Travel Grants
Ovarian Cancer Canada is pleased to offer travel grants to enhance the training of new scientists and to facilitate collaborative research in ovarian cancer. These awards are designed to provide financial support for travel and accommodation of ovarian cancer research trainees who travel to and work at another research centre to acquire knowledge and/or skills to enhance their own research project.
Travel awards are available up to $5,000 and are available to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows actively engaged in ovarian cancer research, for a visit to another research centre for a minimum duration of two weeks.
Download the descriptive document for more information. The application deadline is February 24, 2017.
GOC/OCC Bruce Galloway Trainee Grants
Research has shown that outcomes following surgery are best when the surgery is done by a gynecologic oncologist. However, a few years ago, it was projected that if the rate of obstetrics-gynecology residents choosing gynecologic oncology sub-specialization continued as it was, it would be impossible to keep up with the demand for care. The result would be suboptimal treatment for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers.
In response to this situation, in 2006 Ovarian Cancer Canada partnered with GOC to provide grants to obstetrics and gynecology residents who choose gynecologic oncology as an elective.
Ovarian Cancer Canada provides $1,500 to award recipients for housing and travel costs to a cancer centre in Canada or the United States to work with a gynecologic oncology team during a one-month elective. The aim is to increase the number of residents who choose this sub-specialty and to have them remain in Canada to practice.