An important priority of POGO Research continues to be expansion of research capacity in the identified areas of interest. Consistent with the original mandate of POGO Research, 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.
POGO Research supports multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, intramural, and extramural research via a number of funding opportunities for trainees and research grants.
Dr. Mariana Silva POGO Research Award
This funding opportunity dedicated to the memory of Dr. Mariana Silva, was made possible by a generous donation by her family, with additional contributions from POGO.* An energetic contributor to the work of POGO, Dr. Silva was known for her dedication to her patients and to the development of a childhood cancer care system that provided equitable access to high quality care to all who needed it.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $200,000 over two years ($100,000 annually).
*additional funds are from POGO donations and do not include Ministry of Health funding
Project Funding Grants
This year, POGO is offering Project Funding Grants intended to support research evaluating needs and/or developing scalable interventions to improve supportive care for children with cancer, survivors, and their families. Research supported through these funding opportunities is expected to demonstrate how results can inform the development of interventions to improve supportive care.
The total amount available for the Spring 2023 funding opportunity was $200,000. Individual projects were eligible to receive up to $100,000.
Research Fellowship Program
Unfortunately, POGO’s research fellowship will not be offered for the 2022/23 grant cycle.
POGO remains committed to fostering research and education in childhood cancer through other initiatives, including Project Funding Grants.
For a full listing of all past POGO Fellowship recipients please click here.