Research Grant Details

Research grants

Research Grants support research in the basic pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy or any area of investigation relevant to oncology pharmacy practice in Canada. In 2020, Research Grants will be awarded for a total of up to $15,000. There will be two deadlines to apply: December 2, 2020 is the next deadline. The number of grants and funds awarded will be at the discretion of the Research Committee.

View the list of past Research Grant recipients.

Call for Applications

The next submission deadline is Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Please read the text below as it contains important information and requirements of submitted applications.

Eligible Applications

All Research Grant applications are required to have one Principal Investigator identified who is an active CAPhO member, has paid their annual dues prior to February 1st of the application year, and has been a CAPhO member for at least 12 months.

Principal Investigators are only permitted to submit one application per funding cycle.

The application may not be submitted on behalf of a CAPhO Committee, Sub-Committee or Task Force.

Research projects outlined in the proposal must be based and conducted primarily in Canada.

If you require clarification of the criteria for submission, please contact the Research Committee Chair at

Selection of Applications

Applications will be evaluated as submitted and according to the terms outlined in the Eligible Applications section above. Each application will be reviewed by the CAPhO Research Committee as per the grant application evaluation criteria.

You will be notified whether your application has been accepted for further evaluation via email two weeks post submission.

Distribution of Grant Funds

The amount of the grant awarded will be determined through the evaluation process and may be less than the amount requested or outlined in the submitted research project budget. The grant must be used within the parameters outlined in the submitted budget, unless written permission has been obtained from the CAPhO Research Committee in advance. Funding is provided for one year as of the date funding is received and is potentially renewable for larger projects.

Responsibilities of Grant Recipients

Grant recipients are required to reference CAPhO as a funder of the research project and provide updated budget reports for the research project semi-annually. Recipients will also be asked to provide text for two blog post updates to be posted on the CAPhO website.

Eligible Expenses

Your Research Grant proposal needs to include a budget that is presented using the template provided by CAPhO. The budget should clearly indicate the total funding requested and justify requested funds for the following items:

  • Personnel (include benefits): job functions and time commitment to the research project is described
  • Supplies
  • Equipment

The budget provided should exclude any of the ineligible expenses listed below:

  • Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators
  • Non-scientific personnel salaries (clerical and other indirect project assistants)
  • Conference travel
  • Institutional overhead or administration charges
  • Costs associated with publication of the research results in a recognized scientific journal

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit an application through the online Research Grants application site. Applying for a CAPhO Research Grant is a three-step process. All steps are required to be completed and are as follows:

  1. Complete the Research Grant submission checklist (PDF) to ensure you have met and included all the required submission items*
  2. Complete the Research Grant application online
  3. Upload your Research Grant proposal at the end of the online application (PDF format and maximum size of 5MB)

The next submission deadline is December 2, 2020.

Your Research Grant proposal needs to include the following components:

  1. Curriculum Vitae of each Investigator
  2. Signatures of all Investigators
  3. Signature of an authorized signing official of the approving institution
  4. Proof that the project is intended to be or has been submitted and reviewed by a Research Ethics Board
  5. Research Grant proposal including the following sections:
  • Title page, containing
    • Title of the proposed research
    • Principal Investigator’s name, title, signature and institution
    • Names, titles, institutions and signatures of the collaborating Investigators
  • A brief Abstract of the Research Proposal
  • An introduction, containing
    • A review of research in the area, with appropriate references
    • The rationale for the research proposal
    • A description of the significance of the research
  • Research Hypothesis and Objectives
  • Methodology with adequate discussion of the following items:
    • Experimental design
    • Study population, sample selection and sample size justification (if applicable)
    • Methods and procedures for data collection
  • Data analysis procedures and a plan for dissemination (e.g. poster presentation, research publication).**
  • References
  • Appendices (if applicable)
  • Budget (using the template provided by CAPhO)


* Your submission will be disqualified if it does not comply with the checklist. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete when submitted, as applications will be evaluated as submitted.

** It is understood that the intent will be to publish or present your research upon completion, and that published articles must be made open access within one year of publication.


Submit a Previously Saved Research Grant Proposal Draft

If you have already created a Research Grant application record and would like to re-enter your record to edit and submit a draft proposal, please log in to the submission site directly.

First Time Submitting a Research Grant Proposal

If you are a member of CAPhO or attended the CAPhO Conference 2019, you will have received an email containing your personalized link to submit a Research Grant proposal. Please use the link provided in the email and do not create a new login. If you have not received an email with your personalized link, please contact the Association Management Office at to request the link.

If you are not a member of CAPhO and did not attend the CAPhO Conference 2019, please access the Research Grant application site to submit an application.


  • Principal Investigator is defined as the first author of the publication or the primary Investigator of the project.
  • Research publication is defined as a full peer-reviewed manuscript (with typical sections of Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion) that is not an abstract, a case report, a case series or a review article.


If you have any questions, please contact CAPhO’s Association Management Office.


Jonathan Stevens
Carlo DeAngelis