The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants is a long‐standing program involving the best cancer researchers in Canada. These programs support Canadian research teams exploring new frontiers in cancer research (i.e., breakthrough and transformative biomedical, clinical and translational research which may form the basis for innovative cancer prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment).
2022 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant Competition
To support multidisciplinary program projects of excellence that contribute to important topics of relevance to cancer research. The goal of the Terry Fox New Frontiers PPG is to discover and explore new knowledge with the potential to transform cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or understanding of cancer biology.
Scope of the Program
This Request for Applications (RFA) supports program projects comprised of a minimum of three independent researchers and their individual research projects that may also include one or more technology (or ‘core’) platforms that will be used by the projects in pursuit of an important cancer research topic.
This RFA will support New and Renewing PPG Applications. It is anticipated that this year’s competition cycle will be very competitive as there will be a number of renewal applications this year.
- New Applications are defined as coming from a group of investigators proposing a new thematic area of cancer research. New Applications can apply for a maximum of up to four years commencing September 1, 2022, with a budget of up to $400,000 in the first year and up to $600,000 per annum for three subsequent years.
- Renewing Applications are defined as coming from (1) a minimum of three continuing investigators whose PPG term is coming to an end, and (2) continuing development of the same thematic area of cancer research as the previous PPG. Renewing Applications can apply for up to $1,000,000 per annum for a maximum of up to six years commencing September 1, 2022. A proposal that was unsuccessful in a previous PPG competition as a renewal application can only apply as a new application. Should investigators of a continuing PPG whose term is coming to an end decide to split into two independent groups, the resulting proposals will be considered as new applications.
Key Deadlines and Dates
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM JAN. 4th, 2022: Please note, in consideration of the home-schooling directives in place in multiple provinces which we appreciate will place a burden on many investigators, we are extending the deadline for full PPG applications by two weeks to Wednesday February 9th 2022 at 5PM Pacific Time.
|Letter of Intent
||Friday, October 8, 2021 (5:00 pm PDT)
|Invitation to Submit a Full Application from TFRI
|Wednesday, November 10, 2021
||Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 - REVISED
||May 16-July 15 2022
|September 1, 2022
- Letter of Intent
- Full Application
The following teams have been invited to submit a full application for the 2022 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant competition.
|Dr. Gregory Czarnota
||Sunnybrook Research Institute
||The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in Ultrasound and MRI for Cancer Therapy
|Dr. Rama Khokha
|University Health Network / Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
|Mammary OMICs: Intercepting Breast Cancer Early to Improve Outcomes [MOMICs guided early interception]
|Dr. Stephen Lam
||BC Cancer Research Institute, Vancouver General Hospital, Kelowna General Hospital, BC Cancer, The University of British Columbia, Brock University, Simon Fraser University
||The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in The Environment and Lung Cancer
|Dr. Hon Leong
||Sunnybrook Research Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute
|| The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) of the Lung, Prostate, and Pancreas: Triggers and Targets for NETs
|Dr. Jessica McAlpine
|The University of British Columbia
||The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in Precision Oncology for Endometrial Carcinoma Patients
|Dr. Christian Steidl
||The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in Modeling lymphoma evolution and clinical trajectory using multiomics
|Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
|The University of British Columbia
||The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in Targeting Tumor Plasticity in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Russell Watkins, PhD
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