Funding Opportunities

With generous support from philanthropic donors, the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative is pleased to offer grant funding opportunities for the gynecologic cancer research community in British Columbia to put their ideas to the test. Funding deadlines, eligibility, information and requirements are detailed in each of the competition programs.

Grants to Support Research Activities

Plunge for the Cure Impact Grants

Full Application Deadline: May 13th, 2024

Funding Amount: Up to $125,000 (2 awards available)

Designed to support translational research projects focused on improving ovarian cancer treatment, with high priority given to projects utilizing clinical samples.

Gynecologic Cancer Research Awards

Registration Deadline: May 20th, 2024 | Full Application Deadline: June 10th, 2024

Funding Amount: Up to $20,000 (6 awards available)

Combined grants competition for the Carraresi Foundation, Sumiko Kobiyashi Marks Memorial, and Division of Gynecologic Oncology Research Awards.

Designed to support early and mid-career researchers, provide constructive feedback on projects, and support proposals that may not be eligible for national-level funding.

GCI Clinical Trials Group Accelerating Grants

LOI Deadline: June 21st, 2024 | Full Application Deadline: October 4th, 2024

Funding Amount: $50,000-$100,000 per award (2-3 awards available)

Designed to support interventional, observational, and translational clinical research studies focused on gynecologic cancers, with preference for studies incorporating psychosocial, quality of life measures, and/or patient-reported outcomes.


Trainee Awards

Barbara Berthon Ovarian Cancer Publication Prize

Nomination Deadline: May 20th, 2024

Award Amount: $1000 (1 award available)

Eligibility: Master’s, PhD, or MD student enrolled at UBC and is the first author of an ovarian cancer paper published or in press between March 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024

Must be nominated by supervisor (no self-nominations permitted).

Nancy McKinstry Trainee Excellence Award

Full Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2024 

Award Amount: $5000 one-time salary top-up (1 award available)

Eligibility: Master’s, PhD, and MD-PhD students at a BC university that are currently enrolled or who will be enrolled by September 2024; Research project must focus on ovarian cancer with preference for clear cell ovarian cancer projects

Merit-based award allocated based on research excellence and potential.

Clinical Research Fellowships

Miller Mindell Gynecologic Oncology Research Fellowship

Full Application Deadline: August 5th, 2024

Annual Fellowship Award: $87,000

Term: Up to two years starting in Fall 2025 (negotiable)

Must hold an MD and have completed, or currently training in, or have been accepted into or applying to a gynecologic oncology training program in Canada or equivalent system.

Clinical Research Fellowship in Medical Oncology – Gynecologic Malignancies

Full Application Deadline: August 6th, 2024

Annual Fellowship Award: $97,877.39 (PGY-6 resident as per the Resident Doctors of BC guidelines)

Term: Up to two years starting in Fall 2025 (negotiable)

Must have completed specialist medical oncology residency program (or equivalent) before starting their fellowship and must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia