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New fellowships provide up to $3 million in research funding

Friday 9 September, 2011

Cancer Council Victoria has opened applications for two new cancer research positions that will each be eligible for up to $1.5 million in funding over five years.

The new fellowships are named in honour of Professor David Hill, AO, and in memory of Sir Edward ‘Weary' Dunlop, AC, CMG OBE - both important figures in the history of Cancer Council Victoria.

Professor David Hill's 44-year career at Cancer Council Victoria, as a behavioural scientist, included establishing the Centre for Behavioural Research, leading the organisation as Director for 9 years, and being elected President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Professor Hill retired in April 2011.

The David Hill Fellow will work within one of Cancer Council Victoria's in-house research centres: the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer or the Cancer Epidemiology Centre. Proposals are welcome from candidates with expertise in behavioural research, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, patient management or another applied research field. Applicants should have the capacity to mentor other Cancer Council research staff.

The Edward Dunlop Fellowship is the fourth cancer research fellowship named in memory of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop AC, CMG OBE, to mark his contribution to cancer control in Australia.

Recipients would be located at a Victorian hospital, university or medical research institute and proposals are welcomed from candidates in all fields of cancer research, in laboratory, clinical and other relevant settings.

Funding is available for both Fellowships for five years, starting in 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are now open and close on Friday, 28 October 2011.

For more details on the selection process and how applications should be addressed, see our Grants and Funding section.