Research Fellowship Program

Our Research Fellowship Program offers financial support over four years to outstanding biomedical and health researchers who work in the field of cancer to undertake research that is of both major importance and significant benefit to WA health and medical research.

See below to download the Research Fellowship Report Template.

Current Research Fellowship Recipients:

  • Dr Willem Lesterhuis - University of Western Australia
    Title Identifying new effective treatments for mesothelioma
    Funding Period 2017-2020
    Funded: 
    CCWA $20,000 ($80,000 total, $20,000 pa for 2017 - 2020)
    Fully supported In the name of
    : the Estate of Les Matheson
  • A/Prof Georgia Halkett - Curtin University
    Title Improving psychosocial support and education for patients diagnosed with brain or head and neck cancer and their carers
    Funding Period
    2017-2020
    Funded: 
    CCWA $115,000 ($460,000 total, $115,000 pa for 2017- 2020)
    Supported In the name of:
    the Estate of Les Matheson
  • Clin/A/Prof Nicholas Gottardo - Telethon Kids Institute
    Title:
    Improving the cure rates for the childhood brain cancer, medulloblastoma
    Funding Period: 2016-2019
    Funded:  $100,000 ($400,000 total, $100,00 pa for 2016 - 2019)
    Supported In the names of: Patricia New, Swan Athletic Senior Citizens & the Estate of Elfria Sibma who passed away from adult Ewings Sarcoma in 2013, the Estate of Roy Billings
     
  • Associate Professor Oliver Rackham - Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
    Title: Correcting gene expression in pancreatic cancer
    Funding period: 2015-2018
    Funded:  $100,000 ($400,000 total, $100,000 pa for 2015 - 2018)
    Supported In the name of: Swan Athletics Senior Citizens, The Estate of Roy Billing and through an anonymous estate.
     
  • Dr Vincent Wallace - University of Western Australia

    Title: Improving breast cancer surgery with a tool that helps the surgeon remove all of the tumour in one go
    Funding period:
    2015-2018
    Funded:
    CCWA $100,000 ($400,000 total, $100,00 pa for 2015 - 2018) + $28,000 for research costs
    Supported In the Name of:
    The Youngberg Women's Cancer Research Fellowship
     
  • Dr Pilar Blancafort - Harry Perkins Insititute of Medical Research
    Title:
    Epigenetic tailoring of the cancer genome: novel targeted strategies for the treatment of aggressive
    breast cancer
    Funding period: 2014-2017
    Funded:  CCWA $20,000 ($80,000 total, $20,000 pa for 2014 - 2017)
    Supported In the name of: (2015) Leah Jane Cohen; (2014) Australia Post and through an anonymous estate
  • Prof Daniel Galvao - Edith Cowan University
    Title: Improving health outcomes after cancer through exercise: a survivorship program 
    Funding period: 2014-2017
    Funded:  CCWA $80,000 ($320,000 total, $80,00 pa for 2014 - 2017
    Supported by: The West Coast Eagles Football Club

  • Prof Steve Mutsaers - Institute for Respiratory Health
    Title: Small non-coding RNAs in malignant mesothelioma
    Funding Period: 2013-2016, 2017 - 2018
    Funded:  CCWA $80,000, $320,000 total, $80,00 pa for 2013 - 2014 & 2017 - 2018
    Supported in the names of: (2013) Estate of Vera Ann Nelson in memory of her late sister Cora Boston and late niece Annmarie Wood and Patricia New ; (2014) Annadora Horne and Thelma Norris Trust Fund, the Estate of Bridget Teal

Clincial Research Fellowship in Cancer at Fiona Stanley Hospital

  • A/Prof Andy Redfern
    Funding Period:
    2013-2017
    Funded: 
    CCWA $50,000 ($500,000 total, $100,00 pa July 2012 - June 2017)
    Supported in the names of:
    (2013) Patricia New; (2014) Paul Carroll, the Estate of Shaun Carlson

Past Research Fellowship Recipients:

  • Professor Lin Fritschi
    Title: Occupational cancer epidemiology
    Funding period: 2013-2016
    Supported In the name of: (2013) Australia Post; (2015) Gilmac Pty LtD
  • Dr Archa Fox
    Title: Novel gene regulation targets for cancer therapy
    Funding period: 2012-2015
    Supported In the names of: (2013) Patricia New; (2014) Annadora Horne and Thelma Norris Trust Fund ;(2015) Janifer Joy Mason and the Estate of Irene Lottie Secker

  • Dr Robert McLaughlin - The University of Western Australia
    Title: Improved intra-operative breast cancer imaging with OCT  
    Funding Period: 2011 - 2013
    Supported in the names of:
    (2011) Edith Dorothy Chandler and Momentum Forum; (2012) Esperance Fundraising Committee; (2013) Estate of Dorothy May Flanagan and Youngberg Women's Cancer Research Fellowship
  • A/Prof Evan Ingley - WA Institute for Medical Research/The University of Western Australia
    Title: Molecular interactions
    Funding Period: 2010-2013
    Supported in the names of:
    (2011) Edith Dorothy Chandler and The Noonan Family; (2012) Patricia New; (2013) Mr Philip Morris and Flo Starcevich
  • Dr Bernard Callus -  WA Institute for Medical Research
    Title: Characterization of the YAP oncogene as a regulator of cell growth and apoptosis
    Funding Period: 2009-2012
    Supported in the names of:
    (2011) The Ee Family Research Grant
  • Prof Ruth Ganss - WA Institute for Medical Research
    Title: Novel strategies to overcome tumour resistance to therapy
    Funding Period: 2009-2012
    Supported in the names of: (2011) Anne Pickett and Elaine Smart and Esperance Fundraising Committee; (2012) Robert Reed Foundation
  • A/Prof Liz Milne - Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
    Title: Investigating causal pathways to childhood cancer
    Funding Period: 2008-2011
    Supported in the name of:
    (2011) West Coast Eagles Football Club

Research Fellowship Grant report templates

Progress and final report template (105kb) - all recipients are required to submit the final report 3 months after the completion of the research on their project (mac friendly version 72kb)

Daffodil BulletExternal link to Telethon Kids Institute

Daffodil BulletExternal Link to theHarry Perkins Intitute for Medical Research

Daffodil BulletExternal Link to the University of Western Australia