Research Project Grants
Our Research Project Grants aim to provide support for local, world class cancer researchers to help further their research. Grants are initially short listed through the national expert review process of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and are then further assessed by the Cancer Council WA Research Grants Advisory Committee. Grant applications are assessed on the basis of quality, practicality, value for money and contribution to the advancement of cancer knowledge.
Important dates for 2018
|14 March 2018||Closing date for applications to the NHMRC. Some institutions may have an earlier closing date for submission to their Research Office
|16 March 2018||Closing date for submission of Supplementary Questions to the National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat|
|30March 2018||Closing date for submission of Community Criteria and English Language forms to Cancer Council WA|
|May/June 2018||Assessment of applications via the NHMRC assessment process
|June/July 2018||Applicants will be given two weeks to respond to the Grant Review Panel questions and the external peer assessments|
||Grant Review Panels meet to rank applications|
|Sept/Oct 2018||NHMRC will provide the National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat with ranking information for distribution to Cancer Councils|
|Applicants advised of NHMRC funding outcomes|
||Cancer Councils Research Grants Advisory Committee meetings|
|Nov/Dec 2018||Cancer Councils advise applicants of outcomes|
Applications for funding in 2018
NHMRC APPLICATIONS open in RGMS: 10 January 2018
SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS - link below
COMMUNITY CRITERIA - link below
PLEASE NOTE: Important changes have been made to our Research Project Grant application process. Failure to address these changes in your application will have important implications for funding - please see the Guidance to Applicants document for details.
HOW TO APPLY
If you intend to apply for a Research Project Grant there are now three steps for submission
Submit a NHMRC project grant application through RGMS. Visit the
NHMRC website for information.
Closing date: Wednesday 14 March 2018.
Submit the Cancer Council Supplementary Questions (63 kb) document by email as a separate pdf file directly to Cancer Council Australia's National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat (CancerCouncilGrants@cancervic.org.au).
The Supplementary Questions 2018 document identifies which cancer funding body you are submitting your application to for funding consideration and provides information specific to Cancer Council applications.
Closing date: Friday 16 March 2018.
Submit the Community Criteria Form (85 kb)directly to Cancer Council Western Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org in either pdf or Word format.
For IMPORTANT information regarding the community criteria and how to write a plain language summary please review the General Guidance Documents.
Closing date: Friday 30 March 2018.
The NHMRC application ID must be used for the Supplementary Questions and Community Criteria documents.
For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 51kb).
Eligibility criteria and guidelines for applicants
Applicants need to adhere to 'Cancer Council WA Guide to Applicants and Conditions of Award' (pdf 82kb) as well as NHMRC eligibility criteria, if they are applying to both organisations for funding.
Applicants ineligible to apply for NHMRC Project Grant funding are still entitled to apply via the NHMRC process for Cancer Council grants.
There are variations in both the amount and duration of funding offered by the Cancer Councils. See below for a snapshot of what is offered.
|Cancer Council||No of Years||Amount (Maximum per year)|
|Cancer Council ACT||1 year||approx $65,000|
|Cancer Council NSW||1 - 3 yrs||$150,000|
|Cancer Council SA / SAHMRI
||generally for 1 year||Up to $100,000
|Cancer Council Victoria||1 - 3 yrs||$100,000|
|Cancer Council Western Australia||1 - 2 yrs||$100,000|
|Cancer Council Queensland
||1 - 2 yrs||$100,000|
The National Grants Secretariat will continue to be hosted by Cancer Council Victoria on behalf of Cancer Council Australia. The Secretariat will be the link between the NHMRC and Cancer Council Western Australia. For additional information please visit National Grants Secretariat website.
Contacts for further information:
Cancer Council/NHMRC Liaison Officer:
Phone: 03 9514 6330
Cancer Council Western Australia:
Research Admin Officer
Phone: 08 9388 4354