Seeking Pioneer in Cancer Research

Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Cancer Council Victoria today announced that applications are open for the prestigious $1.5 million Colebatch Clinical Research Fellowship.

This is the second cancer research fellowship named in memory of Dr John Colebatch AO, acknowledging his pioneering work in the field of paediatric haematology and clinical practice in Australia, as well as his contribution to the work of the Cancer Council.

Funding for this five-year fellowship was made possible through the generous bequest of the Reg Geary Estate.

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper said the Fellowship would begin in early 2014, and was available to an outstanding mid-career cancer researcher working in a clinical setting based at a Victorian hospital, university or medical research institute.

"This award will help a researcher take a leading role in advancing ground-breaking clinical cancer research. Applicants must demonstrate a record of research experience equivalent to an MD or PhD and be committed to pursuing a leadership role in cancer research," Mr Harper said.

The fellowship budget is $1.5 million over five years and will include salary and on-costs, direct and indirect research costs, infrastructure and travel.

Applications close 5pm on Monday October 28, 2013. View the Colebatch Clinical Research Fellowship for details of the application process and guidelines.