Apply For A Research Grant


Call for 2016 early-career research project grant applications are now OPEN!

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

1. Funding Opportunities

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.

What’s NEW for this round?

There has been a change to our eligibility criteria. In any one round of the PdCCRS, only one application (Category B or Category C) per applicant can be submitted for funding or co-funding consideration by Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.

Researchers holding a Young Investigator Category C (two-year) PdCCRS grant being funded or co-funded by Cure Cancer Australia Foundation are ineligible to apply for further funding in the PdCCRS Young Investigator categories from Cure Cancer Australia Foundation in the first year of their two year grant.

Click here for access to the Cancer Australia website for further information and access to the PdCCRs application forms

 

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Dr Liesel Fitzgerald 2013 Researcher

Important PdCCRS Dates

23rd Dec 2014 PdCCRS application documents available on the Cancer Australia Website
14th Jan 2015 Applications to the PdCCRS can be submitted through the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS)
21st Jan 2015 Applicants intending to apply to the PdCCRS Young Investigator categories MUST complete the New Investigator online eligibility form on the NHMRC website. Click here for link
18th Feb 2015 Minimum application data must be entered into RGMS
18th March 2015 Applications to the 2015 round of the PdCCRS close in line with the NHMRC Project Grants round at 5pm AET

Download 2016 Grant Application Flier

 

 

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.

To enquire about potential collaborative grant opportunities, please contact the respective organisations above. 

For Cure Cancer grant enquiries contact Ainsley Pearsons (Research Program Manager) on 02 8072 6115 or email apearsons@curecancer.org.au.