The Cancer Council WA Research Excellence Awards have been established to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Western Australia's best and brightest cancer researchers. They also serve to reinforce the importance of cancer research as an aspirational career choice and provide encouragement for the next generation of leading cancer researchers.
2019 successful cancer researchers and projects
In the 2018/2019 financial year we've allocated over $3 million to 95 researchers and 48 projects.
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Our Research Project Grants aim to provide 1-2 years of support to help local, world-class cancer researchers 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.
Co-funded by Cancer Council WA, The Government of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute the Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme aims to support early-to mid-career cancer researchers in WA and in particular to encourage collaboration among early-to mid-career cancer researchers. The scheme aims to improve research quality and increase the competitiveness of WA early to midcareer cancer researchers by helping researchers obtain preliminary data and build collaborative networks.
This scheme is supported by Cancer Council WA, Government of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute.
Early Career Investigator Grants are designed to help talented early career cancer researchers to develop the skills and necessary track record to advance their career. These one-year awards give many researchers their first step in their career as an independent cancer researcher.
Our Research Fellowships fund outstanding biomedical and health researchers working in the field of cancer so they can undertake research of major importance. They provide salary support for up to five years with the aim of advancing the quality and impact of cancer research in WA and promoting collaboration and partnerships, locally, nationally and internationally.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships give support for cancer researchers in the early stages of their career, providing improved career stability and encouraging the best and brightest young researchers to continue in the discipline of cancer research. These fellowships provide funding over a period of three years.
These three year PhD Top Up Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have an outstanding academic record and the potential to pursue full-time PhD studies in cancer-related research.
We offer these one year scholarships to support the work of promising young honours students to encourage them to consider a career in cancer research.
Cancer Council Western Australia Student Vacation Research Scholarships offer talented university students a taste of what cancer research can offer. They offer students a small stipend to conduct a specific research project over a period of 4-10 weeks.
The Cancer Research Trust Enabling Grants were established in 2009 to promote and support collaborative cancer research in WA and make a globally-significant contribution to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.
The objective of the Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Initiative is to direct funds to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Cancer
A combination of long and short-term research projects of specific strategic importance.