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Training and Research Grants

An important priority of the PRU continues to be expansion of research capacity in the identified areas of interest. Consistent with the original mandate of the PRU, training opportunities build a community of childhood cancer researchers and provide a context to share and enhance tools and methodologies developed to investigate the identified aspects of childhood cancer. The educational activities also provide an expert human resource, responsive to investigators seeking advice, consultation, and expertise in the design and development of research projects.

The PRU supports multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, intramural, and extramural research via a number of funding opportunities for trainees and research grants. 


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PRU Open Operating Grant

The PRU’s Open Operating Grant is available on an ad hoc basis and is intended to fund Ontario-based projects that involve at least three POGO tertiary centres. These projects are often time sensitive and may fall outside of the priorities of typical funding sources.

This grant provides:
  • Funding for a maximum of two years, subject to a satisfactory progress report at the end of the first year
  • An annual maximum award of $50,000.

Research Fellowship Program

PhD/Post Doctoral Fellowships (1 Fellowship of 1 or 2 years duration)
The PhD/Post Doctoral Fellowship will be awarded to either an applicant working toward a PhD or to a post doctoral research candidate, with a background in any of the relevant disciplines (including medicine and nursing). While applicants may have training and/or experience in areas not directly related to POGO activities, they will be required to demonstrate relevance to pediatric oncology.

This award includes:
  • $45,000 yearly salary
  • Ability to apply for $5,000 in project-specific one-time operating support.

Clinician Scholar Award (1 Fellowship of 1 or 2 years duration)
The Clinician Scholar Award is open to licensed clinicians and health practitioners of any discipline working in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants may have limited research experience although they have a strong interest in research.  

The award includes:
  • $55,000 yearly salary
  • Ability to apply for $5,000 in project-specific one-time operating support.

For more information about past Fellowship recipients please CLICK HERE.

Seed Funding Grant

POGO offers annual Seed Funding Grants of up to $15,000 to facilitate or support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.

For more information about past Seed Funding Grant recipients, please CLICK HERE.

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