Seeds4Hope was established in 2009 as the Foundation’s annual grant awards program providing start-up funding for locally-based, new and innovative cancer research. This research, based in Windsor and Essex County, and supported by our community, brings scientists and physicians together to find better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat cancer.
Grants are available for up to $80,000 each, over a two year period, are non-renewable and are used for approved research-related expenditures. The number of grants approved each year depends on funds available and the quality of submissions.
This annual research grant competition is open to a wide range of research, e.g. laboratory, clinical and psychosocial and is administered by Dr. Michael Dufresne. Applicants must hold M.D. or Ph.D. degrees and be formally affiliated with a local institution such as the University of Windsor or the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Collaborations are encouraged.