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The 2022-23 Cancer Research for Screening and Prevention application period is closed. 

The next call for proposals will start in June 2023, with a submission of an expression of interest. 

Application process details and documents will be posted on this page in June.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact us.


The Cancer Research for Screening and Prevention (CRSP) Program Fund grants are available to support and encourage cancer prevention and screening initiatives to improve health outcomes for Albertans.

Grants are available for research, education, public policy development and social marketing initiatives. Eligible Alberta-based post-secondary institutes, non-profit organizations, Métis and First Nation communities and organizations, as well as municipalities are encouraged to apply.

The objectives of the CRSP Program Fund are to:

  • support cancer research, focusing on prevention, early detection and screening to improve the overall health of Albertans
  • build capacity for cancer research and innovation excellence with eligible institutions to promote implementation, collaborations and investments
  • promote investment in cancer research that supports sustainability of the health care system


The Alberta government is allocating time-limited grants of up to $1 million to principal investigators from eligible institutions for:

  • research or proof of concept initiatives that promote improvements to cancer screening practices
  • health promotion and prevention research with cancer-related outcomes
  • development of care pathways

Note: considerations for exceptions may be possible for implementation projects that consider other aspects of cancer research (for example, survivorship, treatment). However, projects focused on cancer screening and prevention will be given priority.


The following Alberta-based institutions can apply for the grant:

  • post-secondary institutions
  • incorporated provincial non-profit community organizations
    • Organizations must be in operation for a minimum of one year and be in good standing with required filings and their status.
  • Alberta Health Services, including the Strategic Clinical Networks
  • Métis settlements and First Nations communities and organizations
  • municipalities (cities, towns, villages, etc.)

The following cannot apply for the grant:

  • for-profit organizations

Contact us if you have questions about eligibility.

The CRSP encourages applications that align with the following Alberta Health priorities:

  • considers person-centred care and advances innovation in primary care, particularly in rural or remote regions
  • considers underserved populations, particularly Indigenous, vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • considers a focus on cancers that have broad population impact or poor survivorship outcomes
  • promotes the inclusion of research on other conditions that have shared risk factors with cancer
  • supports partnerships with eligible organizations working with communities to develop local, culturally-safe and socially appropriate solutions
  • leverages other funding partnership opportunities to build project funds and increase the overall impact of funding


Connect with Alberta Health, Research and Innovation Branch:
Email: [email protected]

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