National Research Program


Call for 2015 early-career research project grant applications are now CLOSED. Dates for 2016 applications- TBC

For researchers seeking funding commencing in 2016, Cure Cancer Australia will call for applications via two different processes: 

1. In collaboration with Cancer Australia, via the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS), two categories of funding will be available. We fund innovative, high-achieving, early-career researchers and will be assessing the applicants’ track record and publications (relative to opportunity).

Project grants will be awarded in any field of research (including basic laboratory, epidemiology, psychosocial, translational, and clinical) into malignant disease, to provide ‘start up’ funding to support post-doctoral researchers with less than seven years post-doctoral or less than seven years post-MBBS experience at the time of application. The applicant must be the Chief Investigator of their project and please note that this funding cannot be used as part of a larger PdCCRS project application.  

i) Funding Category B: One year project grants in any field of cancer research (as outlined above) to provide “start up” funds to support post-doctoral researchers with less than three years post-doctoral experience (following qualification for a PhD), or who are less than three years post MBBS qualification, on the application deadline date. A maximum of $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be available for successful applicants. The application deadline will be the same as for NHMRC project grants, and the NHMRC will assess the scientific merit of each application.

ii) Funding Category C: Project grants for up to two years in any field of cancer research (as outlined above) for researchers with three to seven years of post-doctoral experience, or who are three to seven years post MBBS qualification, on the application deadline date. A maximum of $200,000 ($100,000 pa GST-exclusive) will be available for successful applicants. The application deadline will be the same as for NHMRC project grants, and the NHMRC will assess the scientific merit of each application.

2. Collaboration with other Medical Funding Bodies

Starting in 2011, Cure Cancer Australia have co-funded early-career cancer researchers in partnership with the Cancer Council NSW, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Leukaemia Foundation. Consistent with Cure Cancer’s philosophy of funding early-career investigators with innovative ideas in cancer research, the foundation will fund the first year of larger project grants or fellowships with each of the above organisations through their respective research grants processes.

Watch this space for future announcements regarding the opening of grant applications for 2016. 

For enquires, please contact Ainsley Pearsons (Research Program Manager) on 02 8072 6115 or email apearsons@curecancer.org.au.

 

Dr Angela Hong

Dr Angela Hong (2013 Researcher)