Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme

For early to mid-career investigators (CCGS)

Applications close: 4pm 23 September 2020

Cancer Council WA, WA Department of Health, Cancer Research Trust, Charlies Foundation for Research, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute

...have come together in partnership to fund collaborative, competitive research led by early to mid-career cancer researchers.

Over $300,000 is available in this grant round to fund research projects of $50,000 - $65,000 in the fields of laboratory, clinical, epidemiological, psychosocial, behavioural science and health service research.

The aim is to improve research quality and increase the competitiveness of WA early to mid-career cancer researchers by helping researchers obtain preliminary data and build collaborative networks. A unique feature of these grants is that each application is required to have atleast one chief investigator from a minimum of three West Australian research organisations.

To support implementation of the WA Cancer Plan 2020-2025, funding for one grant has been set aside to encourage applications for research that set out to investigate one of the following strategies relating to the delivery of cancer services in WA:

a) Priority Two, Strategy 1: Implement Optimal Care Pathways to guide the delivery of consistent, safe, high quality and evidence-based care;
b) Priority Two, Strategy 4: Actively engage primary and community care practitioners as key care providers across the cancer pathway (for the CCGS, particularly in the area of management of the long-term effects of cancer and healthy lifestyle behaviours relevant to cancer survivors).

How to apply

Please follow the guidelines outlined in the CCGS Guide to Applicants (227kb) for assistance with completing your application. Please download the application form (77kb) to apply

Interview Stage 

Applicants shortlisted will be expected to attend a short interview. The expectation is that all CIs will be able to attend, in the instance where this is not possible an adequate explanation must be provided.

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For more information contact:

Research Admin Officer
Cancer Council Western Australia
Level 1, 420 Bagot Road
SUBACO  WA  6008
Tel: (08) 9388 4343
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