Division of Gynecologic Oncology Research Awards

Application EXTENDED to  January 18th, 2022 11:59 PM PST

Deadline Dates

Tuesday January 18th, 2022 11:59 PM PST


The Division of Gynaecologic Oncology is pleased to launch a round of funding applications to support research on gynecologic cancers. These grants are for up to $20,000, are one time only (i.e. non-renewable), and are designed to provide critical review, with rapid turn-around and constructive feedback, and funding for proposals that would not be eligible to receive funding at the national level. Examples include clinical projects without a basic science component, projects for which there is a hypothesis but no preliminary data, smaller circumscribed projects that are self-limited and cannot be expanded into a 3 year CIHR-type proposal, and translational science initiatives. Preference will be given to projects that have the potential to become larger externally funded projects, but funding is also intended to support those projects that will provide a definitive answer, without the potential to directly lead to larger follow-up studies. Engagement/collaboration of junior faculty is strongly encouraged. We aim to hold this competition annually while funding is available.


This grant is open to all faculty members in the Division of Gynaecologic Oncology. Fellows (post-doctoral or clinical) or residents are encouraged to apply, with an appropriate designated faculty mentor. Mentors can be a Divisional Member of Gynaecologic Oncology or a member of the BC Provincial Tumour Group. Members of the Division who have peer-reviewed funding at the national level or manage core facilities will not be eligible to apply for these funds as primary applicant (they can be a designated mentor) as the goal of this grant competition is to expand the participation in research within the Division and support the research aspirations of all members of the Division.  

Conditions of Funding

Successful applicants will provide an update to the Division Head Gynaecologic Oncology after 12 of receiving the funding and at the end of the project, including budget breakdown of costs/monies used. Funding recipients are asked to acknowledge the support provided by the Division, in any communication or publication related to the project. Any funds left unspent after 2 years from the start of the grant are to be returned to the Division.

Application Process

You should submit a scientific proposal and include the following details: 

1. Title of project

2. Principal applicant (title, affiliations, email, phone)

3. Co-applicants (title, affiliations, email, phone)

4. Lay title and summary (max. 250 words)

5. Research proposal. Must clearly outline the following: background, hypothesis, objectives/specificaims, preliminary data, methods, anticipated results and outcomes, and significance of the research. Four-page limit (including figures, tables, etc.). Additional one-page limit for reference bibliography. All documents must be in PDF. Use Times New Roman 12 point font. Spacing no more than six lines of type within a vertical inch. Page size no larger than 8.5 inches x 11.0 inches. Margins at least 0.5 inch in all directions.

6. 1-page budget summary. Salary support for applicant is not an eligible expense.

7. CVs. Principal and co-applicants; any format from major granting organization

8. Publications. A maximum of 2 publications from the past five years relevant to this proposal can be appended.

If successful, applications will then need to be routed through the Office of Research Services (ORS) for appropriate paperwork and signatures.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday January 18, 2022 11:59 PM PST

For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Dr. Jessica McAlpine (jessica.mcalpine@vch.ca) and Janice Wortman (janice.wortman@vch.ca).