Fund a research award

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Research Awards are a chance to fund a specific type of cancer research. Your Research Award will help fund a Cancer Council research grant at a leading Victorian hospital, university, or research centre.

How does it work?

Individual donors, teams or corporations who contribute $5,000 or more are invited to accept a Research Award. The award can be in your name, your organisation’s name, or can be named in honor of someone you care about. You'll be acknowledged for your generosity in the Cancer Council Annual Review.

Cancer types you can help fund:

  • Breast Cancer – There are three research projects being undertaken across multiple institutions that are focussing on the treatment and causes of breast cancer.

  • Leukaemia – There are three projects focusing on the early detection, treatment and causes of leukaemia in people of all ages.

  • Two projects are have commenced this year and are researching the causes and early detection of  lung cancer.

  • One project at La Trobe University investigating  bone cancer.

  • Mesothelioma – The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute is researching new treatments to treat mesothelioma.

  • Liver/Hepatocellular research studies undertaken at Monash University.

  • Low Survival Cancers

Please note that all Research Grants are subject to availability.

For more details, email researchawards@cancervic.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85

How will my donation help?

We rely on generous donations to help fund the fight against cancer and we’re committed to maximising their impact.

Our funds are directed to:

  • Lifesaving cancer research
  • World-class education programs
  • Support services for people in times of great need.