Research Kickstarter Grants

Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) is pleased to announce two Research Kickstarter grants ($10,000 each for 1 year), with funds administered by the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

This program is for investigators who want to use data alone (not biospecimens) from ATP’s research platform for projects investigating the prevention or early detection of cancer.

Proposals must also align with ATP’s mission, which is to advance knowledge in the area of cancer and chronic disease etiology, and inform the development of more effective risk reduction strategies in the future.

Eligible applicants must hold a PhD and/or professional health degree (such as an MD, DDS, or PharmD), as well as an active academic appointment at an Alberta institution as of the application deadline (4:00 pm on December 1, 2017).

Important Dates and Timelines

Date Description
Monday, October 23, 2017 Competition is launched
Friday, November 17, 2017 Deadline for contacting ATP Research to discuss projects and determine feasibility*
Friday, December 1, 2017 Applications due (4pm deadline)
Week of January 22, 2018 Award adjudication
Week of January 28, 2018 Awardees notified
Friday, February 16, 2018 Successful applicants must submit approved proposal to the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta – Cancer Committee (HREBA-CC)
Week of March 5, 2018 Funding released by the Alberta Cancer Foundation following an executed Investment Agreement

* In lieu of a pre-registration or letter of intent stage, the purpose of requiring applicants to contact ATP Research to discuss project ideas is to ensure that the project falls within the scope of the funding call, that ATP contains the data necessary to support the research proposal, and for ATP to provide support for completing the application documents as well as to identify potential reviewers.  Applicants contacting ATP Research after the Nov 17th deadline cannot be guaranteed assistance.


Agency Name: 
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
$10,000 for 1 year
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
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