Foundation / Corporation
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pfizer
Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 and technical support to Canada and International nonprofit organizations and institutions for innovative new projects that support patients with advanced breast cancer. LOIs are due prior to submission of a full application.
The main goal of the program is to support and empower patients living with advanced breast cancer to lead lives of a higher quality, and to strive to reduce the incidence of advanced disease through improvements in the health system more broadly. In support of this goal, an additional objective of the program is to enable organizations to increase their capacity, knowledge, and visibility through training, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning with other SPARC grantees.
SPARC grants support projects in three focus areas:
- Information and support gap: Projects supported in this category aim at improving the patient’s ability to navigate diagnosis, treatment and care services. SPARC strengthens the level of social, economic, psychological and spiritual support for patients and their care givers. It also strengthens the healthcare professional capacity in taking care of the specific needs of MBC patients.
- Raising patient voices and awareness: SPARC MBC Challenge supports projects that reduce stigma and increase public awareness around MBC. Through increased awareness, SPARC encourages earlier presentation and access to timely treatment to decrease the incidence of locally advanced and metastatic disease at first diagnosis.
- Policy and health system gaps: SPARC projects providing policy-makers with guidance on the unique challenges of metastatic disease are our third priority area. Advocacy initiatives in the MBC space are encouraged and as well as the inclusion of the patient’s perspective into National Cancer Control Plan.
In 2019, 10 SPARC grants will be attributed to cancer organizations around the world. The SPARC grant consists of the following aspects:
- Seed-funding will be provided to enable the initiation of a new project in a SPARC focus area
- Peer-to-peer learning: The grantee organization will be included in the SPARC network, a group of 50 organizations tackling MBC across the world and will exchange best-practices with them
- Conferences: The grantee organizations will be given the opportunity to attend relevant international conferences related to MBC
- Mentorship: Renowned experts in breast cancer will mentor each SPARC project individually
- Training: Grantee organizations will access the SPARC Master Course, including online and in-person learning around MBC and insights on project management skills.
GrantWatch ID#: 160942
In 2019, 10 additional organisations will be selected to receive a SPARC grant.
Seed-funding between USD 15,000 and USD 25,000 will be provided.
The duration of the project is expected to be up to a maximum of 14 months, with the latest possible start date being January 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have any difficulties registering, logging in, or creating your application, please contact ProposalCENTRAL Customer Support immediately: phone: 1-800-875-2562 or (703) 964-5840, and/or e-mail: email@example.com.
Questions regarding application content can be directed to SPARC@uicc.org
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.