This year, POGO is offering a Project Funding Grant 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 this funding opportunity is expected to demonstrate how results can inform the development of population-level interventions to improve supportive care.
The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $200,000. Individual projects may receive up to $100,000.
Applicant EligibilityThe aim of the Project Funding Grant program is to develop research capacity in Ontario.
While Project Funding Grants are open to all applicants, primary consideration will be given to Ontario citizens and landed immigrants within the province. Projects must be conducted at a hospital, research institute or university in Ontario, although applicants do not have to be permanent residents of Ontario.
The Primary Investigator should be on staff at an Ontario university, teaching hospital, or equivalent institution and be able to hold research funds, or affiliated with an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate or an Indigenous non-governmental organization in Canada with a research and/or knowledge translation mandate.
Review ProcessApplications will be adjudicated by the Project Funding Grant Review Panel consisting of established researchers in pediatric oncology who are not in any way involved with the project.
Applications will be evaluated based on:
- Extent to which the application aligns to the themes and objectives stated in the application guidelines
- Potential for the proposed research to contribute to the development and/or implementation of population-level interventions to improve supportive care related to childhood cancer
- Feasibility of the proposed research approach, timelines and deliverables
- Consideration of potential barriers or difficulties that may be encountered in the research and the inclusion of strategies to manage them
- In keeping with POGO’s goals to enhance research capacity across Ontario and among a variety of health disciplines, when scientific merit is considered comparable, preference will be given to projects that are multidisciplinary and include investigators and patients from more than one pediatric oncology program in Ontario.
Expectations of Successful Applicants
- Provide POGO with a brief (one page) update on the work related to this Project Funding Grant by the end of each fiscal year (March);
- Acknowledge funding from POGO on all outcomes (publications, presentations, posters, etc.) relating to the project, including affixing POGO logos to abstracts, posters and presentations;
- Prepare and present a poster on the project at the annual POGO Symposium;
- Provide copies of all publications resulting in whole or part from the Project Funding Grant to POGO Research at least 60 days prior to publication; and
- Submit a final report (no more than three pages) no more than two months after the project’s completion, including an indication of next steps in the development of the research (where the Project Grant provided preliminary or feasibility data).
Registration ProcessRegistration for this Project Funding Grant is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who registered.
Additional POGO Project Funding Grant competitions will be announced soon.
Deadline for Full ApplicationsThe deadline for submission of the full application is February 21, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. EST. Please note that applications must be received by the deadline. Hardcopy applications are not required. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
NotificationSuccessful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2023.
Policy on Deferring Awards
Deferrals are not supported by the PRU although may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Should a deferral be granted, it may be for a period no longer than one year.