Collaborative Research Seed Grant Competition

The UTDRO Collaborative Research Seed Grant was established to encourage collaborative research and innovation in radiation medicine. This competition supports meritorious projects, which have the potential to significantly impact the science of radiation medicine and improve patient outcome.

This grant is awarded to UTDRO faculty members at the five affiliated cancer centres:

  • Odette Cancer Centre (OCC)
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM)
  • Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
  • Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre (Trillium Health Partners)
  • Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre

One competition is held every year and two seed-grants of $50,000 are awarded in each competition. Applications from all areas and disciplines of radiation medicine are encouraged. The grants may be used to support the direct costs of research, including supplies, salaries (but not UTDRO faculty salaries) and equipment associatedwith the proposed work.

For details on funding, criteria and the application process please download the Terms of Reference.

To apply, download the Application Form.

2017 Seed Grant Competition

The 2017 Seed Grant Competition is now open and faculty members are encouraged to submit their applications.

The timeline for the 2017 competition are below:

  • Call for applications: February 15, 2017
  • Application deadline: March 30, 2017
  • Funding announcement by May 1, 2017
  • Funding start date: June 1, 2017

Funded Projects

The following projects have been successfully funded by the UTDRO Seed Grant.

YEAR AWARDED TO PROJECT TITLE

2013

Caroline Chung (PM)
May Tsao (OCC)
Jason Wong (Stronach)

The Toronto Brief Neurocognitive Battery (BNB) Development of a novel brief telephone battery for neurocognitive assessment of patients with brain metastases

2013

Tom Purdie (PM)
Mark Ruschin (OCC)
Beibei Zhang (Stronach)

Prospective Collection of Tolerance Outcomes in Women receiving Breast Cancer Radiotherapy: A Multi-Institutional Initiative

2014

Kathy Han (PM)
Scott Bratman (PM)
Eric Leung (OCC)

Circulating HPV DNA in Patients with Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Treated with Definitive Chemoradiation

2014

Brad Wouters (PM)
Ian Poon (OCC)
Jason Wong (Stronach)

FAZA PET

2014

Marianne Koritzinsky (PM)
Shun Wong (OCC)
Juhu Kamra (Simcoe Muskoka)

Metformin with neoadjuvant chemoradiation to improve pathologic responses in rectal cancer: a phase I-II trial.

2015

Jennifer Croke (PM)
Lisa Barbera (OCC)
Eric Leung (OCC)
Matthew Follwell (OCC)
Doris Howell (OCC)
Helen MacKay (OCC)

Feasibility and Acceptability of Measuring Cervical Cancer Specific Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice

2015

Marco Carlone (PM)
Nicole Harnett (PM)

SIMAC Software Assessment

2017

Joelle Helou (PM)
Christiaan Stevens (Royal Victoria)
Charles Catton (PM)
Antonio Finelli (PM)
Laura Dawson (PM)
Abhijat Kitchlu (Toronto General Hospital)

 Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Renal Tumors

 

 

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