Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Initiative

Closing date for applications: 4pm, Wednesday 14 October 2020

This Initiative has been made available through the generous provision of the late Sandra O’Keeffe by including a gift in her Will to make this research possible.

What is the objective?

To direct funds into Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) research in order to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Cancer.

Who can apply?

Applications will be accepted from appropriately qualified researchers and /or clinicians and/or research teams who will be conducting the research at an administering institution in WA.  The institution can be within a university, affiliated to a university or major hospital, or an appropriate independent medical or scientific research institute. The work should primarily be conducted in Western Australia; however this does not preclude funding the Western Australian component of research involving interstate or international collaboration.

Potential application of the funds

Researchers / research teams / institutions seeking the funding are at liberty to propose any viable model for the application of the funds.  This may include but is not restricted to:

• The appointment of a new Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour research fellow, research postdoc, other level of researcher or buy-out of clinical time to undertake the research.

• The institution may wish to build a larger entity or program of work into which this funding might sit.

• Substantive contribution to national or international research collaborations in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour.

What funds are available?

 $464,000 is available for the research with the expectation that funds will be expended over three years with a possible extension of one year. There will be no indexation of the amount awarded under the grant.

How to Apply

Please follow the guidelines outlined in the GIST Guide to Applicants (473 KB) and complete the Application Form (99KB).

Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the administering institution or the Chief Investigator A’s primary institution.

For IMPORTANT information on how to write a plain language summary please review the General Guidance Documents.

For information contact:

Research Admin Officer
Education & Research
Cancer Council Western Australia
420 Bagot Road
(08) 9388 4354