Our Grants Advisory Committee Structure

The Research Grants Advisory Committee (Research Committee) is a committee of Cancer Council WA. The primary role of the Research Grants Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee's is to assist Cancer Council WA in fulfilling its responsibilities to ensure an investment in the highest quality research in WA in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

 

Express your interest in becoming a Research Committee or Subcommittee member

Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form, found here (70kb), and submit it to: CancerCouncilWA.Research@CancerWA.asn.au.

Submitted EOI forms will be reviewed by Cancer Council WA and our Research Grant Advisory Committee Chair. Once approved nominees will be invited to join the Research Grant Advisory Committee or one of its Subcommittees, or shortlisted if all eligible places are filled.

Our scientific members are researchers from recognised research institutions in Western Australia. Membership is determined by maximising excellence and diversity by giving consideration to: track record; administering and research institutions; and area/s of expertise.

Opportunities are available for researchers at all career stages.

For additional information on our Research Grants Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees, including which committee to nominate for click this link (PDF 114kb).

Expectations of committee members

Our Research Committee and Subcommittees are primarily responsible for the peer review of applications. Our Research Committee members also provide guidance on the strategic directions of our Research Funding Program.

Research Committee members are expected to exemplify integrity in all involvement with the peer-review process, including notifying the Cancer Council WA of any potential or actual conflict of interest.

Membership terms

  • Committee and Postdoctoral Subcommittee: 2x three year terms
  • Pre-doctoral Sub-committee: Two years
  • Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme Committee: 2x three application year terms

Grants Advisory Committee / Subcommittees

The Research Grants Advisory Committee reviews the Research Fellowship and Project Grant applications. The assessment periods for the Project Grants are July/August and October/November and will include at most two meetings. The assessment period for the Fellowship is June/July, and will include at most two meetings, one of which will be for interviews. The Research Committee also meet at most twice a year to discuss items relevant to guidance on the direction of the Research Funding Program.

The Postdoctoral Research Grants Advisory Subcommittee review the Postdoctoral Fellowship and Early Career Investigator Grants. The assessment period for the Postdoctoral Fellowship is May/June and will include at most two meetings, one of which will be for interview. The assessment period for the Early Career Investigator Grants is August/September and may include at most one meeting.

The Pre-doctoral Research Grants Advisory Subcommittee review the PhD Top Up and Vacation Scholarship applications. The assessment period for the Vacation Scholarships is August/September and may include at most one meeting. The assessment period for the PhD Top Up Scholarships is November and will include at most one meeting.

The Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme Subcommittee review the Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme Applications. This funding opportunity is run every 2-3 years for which the assessment period is confirmed prior to the grants being open for applications and will include at most three meetings, one of which will be for one day of interviews.

The current committee membership can be found  here