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CIHR and Terry Fox Foundation launch grant program for cancer research

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Terry Fox Foundation have jointly launched a new grants competition, called the Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants competition.

The program will support teams of at least three Canadian cancer researchers for up to five years. The teams must carry out at least three interrelated, complementary, and synergistic cancer research projects.

The organizations say the goal is to support:

– New frontiers in cancer research (ie, breakthrough and transformative biomedical, clinical and translational research providing information which may form the basis for innovative cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment).

– Expert teams of talented and experienced cancer researchers.

– High-quality research that addresses an important cancer problem or issue which is best approached through a collaborative effort.

– High-risk projects of potentially large impact, where the environment maximizes the chances of success.

– The production of new knowledge and the translation of research findings into improvements in the health of Canadians and the Canadian cancer care system.

The value of the grants will vary between $750,000 and $1,500,000 per annum for three to five years.

More information is available on CIHR’s website at