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The Terry Fox New Investigator Awards (2016)


To provide outstanding young researchers with support as they develop their career as independent research scientists or clinician scientists and to undertake high-quality research into cancer in close collaboration with established research teams.

Scope of the Program

Support under this RFA is targeted at high-quality biomedical, clinical and translational research providing information which may form the basis of innovative cancer prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment.

Support offered

Awards of up to $150,000 per annum are tenable for three years and provide:

  • Research expenses, including research staff and equipment
  • Travel and accommodation for scientifically justified visits

Key Deadlines

Stage Dates Status
Submission of a Full Application 
June 15, 2015 (5:00 pm PDT)
Funding Announcement
December 2015
Funding Starts
January 1, 2016


For inquiries, please contact:

Stephen Herst
Terry Fox Research Institute | l'Institut de recherche Terry Fox
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3 CANADA
Telephone: 1-604-675-8103
Email: sherst@tfri.ca

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