Cancer Council Research Project Grants

This page is hosted by Cancer Council Victoria on behalf of Cancer Council Australia.

Applications to all State Cancer Councils comprise:

  • the NHMRC RGMS application, which is to be submitted to the NHMRC in accordance with their guidelines, and
  • the Supplementary Questions document, which is to be submitted by your institution's RAO as a PDF file to the National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat (CancerCouncilGrants@cancervic.org.au).

Important:

  • In order for NHMRC to pass on application data to the Cancer Councils, applicants need to select "Cancer Council" as one of the funding options in RGMS. Applicants also need to provide consent for NHMRC to release application data.
  • Cancer Council Tasmania is not participating in the 2014 application round 

On this page: Background | How to apply | Supplementary questions | Eligibility criteria | Key dates | Links to State Cancer Councils


Applications open:

   4 December 2013

Closing date:

   5 March 2014 (NHMRC RGMS application)

   7 March 2014 (Supplementary Questions)

All cancer research grant applications will be assessed and ranked via the NHMRC Project Grant process. Applications will be allocated to Grant Review Panels (GRPs) based on the Field of Research selected by applicants.

Please note: While all cancer research grant applications will be assessed via the NHMRC process, the Cancer Councils will continue to make the funding decisions, as is current practice.

Background

The National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat is hosted by Cancer Council Victoria on behalf of Cancer Council Australia. The Secretariat is the link between the NHMRC and the Cancer Councils.

How to apply

Visit the NHMRC website for information about applying and for access to RGMS.

A number of options will be available in RGMS (see Part B \ Funding Type/Source) for choosing which funding body (or bodies) your application is to be submitted to.

In addition to the RGMS application you'll need to complete a set of Supplementary Questions and email them to the National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat (CancerCouncilGrants@cancervic.org.au).

Supplementary questions

The Supplementary Questions document identifies which Cancer Council you're submitting your application to for funding consideration and seeks information specific to Cancer Council applications.

The Supplementary Questions won't be available to the NHMRC Grant Review Panels (GRPs) but will be for the exclusive use of the Cancer Councils to help with their funding decisions. Applicants are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines of the Cancer Council they're applying to. See below for contact information and websites.

Some Cancer Councils have priority research areas or state-specific criteria, which will be identified on their websites. Please address these in the Supplementary Questions document.

Please note: Cancer Council NSW requires its applicants to complete a Consumer Review Form found on its website. Please follow the Cancer Council NSW directions for return of this form (submit direct to Cancer Council NSW). Cancer Council SA, administered by SAHMRI, requires that applicants provide additional information via a separate form. Please follow SAHMRI directions for return of this form.

          Supplementary Questions (107kb)

The Supplementary Questions document is also available on request from CancerCouncilGrants@cancervic.org.au

Eligibility criteria and guidelines for applicants

Applicants ineligible to apply for NHMRC Project Grant funding are still entitled to apply via the NHMRC process for Cancer Council funding.

Applicants need to adhere to the state Cancer Council eligibility criteria as well as that of the NHMRC, if you are applying for funding from both organisations. These are available on their respective websites.

There are variations in both the amount and duration of funding offered by the Cancer Councils. See below for a snapshot of what's offered.
 

Cancer Council

No of Years

Amount (maximum per year)

Cancer Council ACT

1 year

Up to $60,000

Cancer Council NSW

1 - 3 years

$120,000

Cancer Council Queensland

1 - 2 years

$100,000

Cancer Council South Australia / SAHMRI

generally for 1 year

up to $100,000

Cancer Council Victoria

1 - 3 years

$100,000

Cancer Council Western Australia Inc

1 - 2 years

$100,000


Key Dates for Cancer Council project grants review process 2014

4 Dec 2013

NHMRC Project Grant process opens
Cancer Councils advertise that application process now open

5 March 2014

Closing date for applications to the NHMRC. Some institutions may have an earlier closing date for submission to their Research Office.

7 March 2014

Closing date for submission of Supplementary Questions to the National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat.

May 2014

NHMRC will forward copies of Applications to National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat for distribution to Cancer Councils

May/June 2014

Assessment of applications via the NHMRC assessment process

June/July 2014

Applicants will be given one week to respond to the Grant Review Panel questions and the external peer assessments

Aug/Sep 2014

Grant Review Panels meet to rank applications

Sept 2014

NHMRC will provide the National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat with ranking information for distribution to Cancer Councils

Oct 2014

Applicants advised of NHMRC funding outcomes

Oct/Nov 2014

Cancer Council Research Committee meetings

Nov/Dec 2014

Cancer Councils advise applicants of funding outcomes


Further information is available from either the Cancer Council/NHMRC Liaison Officer (National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat) or from your local funding body.

Click on the links below to go to the relevant State Cancer Council's research page.

Cancer Council/NHMRC Liaison Officer
Josie Italia
Tel: 03 9514 6306
Email: Josie.Italia@cancervic.org.au

Cancer Council ACT
Kate Aigner
Tel: 02 6257 9999
Email: chl@actcancer.org

Cancer Council NSW
John Williams
Tel: 02 9334 1993
Email:johnw@nswcc.org.au

Cancer Council Queensland
Heather Day
Tel: 07 3634 5306
Email: ResearchGrants@cancerqld.org.au

Cancer Council South Australia  via SAHMRI
Nicole Sargent
Tel: 08 8116 4415
Email: beatcancer@sahmri.com

Cancer Council Victoria
Josie Italia
Tel: 03 9514 6306
Email: Josie.Italia@cancervic.org.au

Cancer Council Western Australia
Anna Nankivell
Tel: 08 9388 4354
Email: anankivell@cancerwa.asn.au

For enquiries about the NHMRC application process contact the NHMRC's Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983 or email help@nhmrc.gov.au.

Updated: 06 Mar, 2014