To provide outstanding young researchers in health informatics and related fields with funding to support high-quality research in precision oncology. The award is designed to support young researchers as they complete their studies and develop their careers, in close collaboration and mentorship with established Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network (MOHCCN) funded teams. Researchers currently enrolled in graduate (Master and Ph.D.) and post-doctoral studies in the fields of health informatics, data analytics, data science, computational biology, bioinformatics, and related fields at Canadian institutions are invited to apply.
Support under this Request for Applications (RFA) is targeted at high-quality, clinically related research using MOHCCN data, providing information that may form the basis of innovative cancer prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment. In general research supported by these awards should include, but may not be limited to, studies that develop new:
ways of generating therapeutically actionable biological cancer data
types of therapeutically actionable biological cancer data
tools to analyze existing rich, complex or large datasets, and
precision oncology trial design, conduct and analysis.
Applicants must be mentored by researcher(s) (clinician and/or scientist) currently associated with a MOHCCN-funded study. Special consideration will be afforded to applicants who include plans for inclusion of marginalized populations in their work.
Up to ten awards of $40,000 each for one year to provide:
Salary support for award recipients;
Approved research expenses for the research project awarded.
The sponsoring, eligible Canadian institution is encouraged to match the Marathon of Hope Health Informatics Award with a similar amount to be used to augment research expenses. Up to ten awards will be made for this round of the competition. We expect to announce additional rounds in subsequent years. In subsequent years, previously award recipients will be eligible for renewals; however, the review committee may favour new applicants.
To apply you should:
Be enrolled in a graduate (Master or Ph.D.) or post-doctoral research program in a field related to health informatics and data science at a Canadian institution
Have a mentor in the proposed research field from the sponsoring Institution. The mentor must assume responsibility and provide guidance for the research and be associated with a MOHCCN-funded study.
Applicants must be mentored by a researcher(s) (clinician and/or scientist) currently associated with a MOHCCN-funded study.
Submission of a Full Application
Friday February 3rd, 2023 (5:00pm EST)
Peer Review Committee Meeting
July 1, 2023
Please refer to the following documents for guidance: