Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jun 26, 2013
Sponsor's: Jul 03, 2013

Subject Areas: Breast Cancer

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)- Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), is seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary, integrated research program focused on breast cancer in young women to focus the efforts of the Canadian research community on breast cancer in young women, with a special focus on women aged 40 years of age or less, with the ultimate goal of improving their clinical outcomes and quality of life and to address a gap in breast cancer research not currently served by traditional operating grants or other existing funding mechanisms. Please note that while multiple applications will be accepted, only one Pan- Canadian Program will be funded.

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of an optional information session and two mandatory steps: Step 1 - Letter of Intent; Step 2 - Full Application.LOIs and full applications must be submitted to CBCF. LOI's must be submitted using the CBCF's Electronic Grant Management System. Only eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application.

Application Details: The successful Program will: Develop a coordinated Program of research, under a single leadership, that will overcome the geographic, numerical, and interdisciplinary challenges encountered when studying breast cancer in young women; Be comprised of a minimum of three independently fundable, synergistic sub-projects; Establish a team of recognized Canadian leaders in breast cancer research, spanning at least three distinct disciplines, that shows promise of true synergy in advancing toward treatment goals not attainable by any individual component; Create a critical mass of researchers working collaboratively and synergistically at several sites to move research results more effectively towards clinical applications and interventions for young women with breast cancer; Harness existing research resources, including cohorts, bio-sample repositories, administrative data sets, and relevant centres of research excellence, to avoid duplication of effort, and build on current Canadian and international activities; Provide a detailed plan to measure the potential impact of the research Program, by establishing a baseline at the outset and a comparative measure at the end of the funding period.Applicants funded through this funding opportunity and any other persons working on the funded projects must comply fully with the CBCF and CIHR Funding Policies and Guidelines. The Program must nominate a Program Principal Applicant and Host Institution to accept administrative responsibility for the Program. Each sub-project must have its own, independent Principal Applicant.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
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