Biomedical grants

Cancer research

Biomedical research is mainly scientific laboratory work conducted in universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

We support over 90 biomedical researchers with grants, fellowships and scholarships. Our Research Governance Unit coordinates funding selection with independent advice from our Medical and Scientific Committee and Executive Committee, ensuring the best research is funded.

We also support the Victorian Cancer Biobank.

 

Fund a research award

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.

Learn more about funding a research award.

 

Projects funded for 2019

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Funding per tumour type

Find out how much Cancer Council Victoria has spent on external research for each tumour type.

 

Application processes

Closing dates

Sir Edward Dunlop Research Fellowship
A five year Fellowship for mid-career researchers who are at least 2 and less than 10 years from the date that their PhD (or equivalent qualification) was passed

CLOSED

Grants-in-aid applications  
Our grants-in-aid program funds research in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

8 MAY 2019 (NHMRC RGMS)

22 MAY 2019 (Supplementary Questions)

Lyall Watts Mesothelioma Research Grant   
Funding for mesothelioma research in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

CLOSED

Postdoctoral fellowships        
For recent Victorian PhD graduates to do an extra six months or year of research on their thesis topics. 

5PM, 12 APRIL 2019

Summer vacation studentships  
We offer places to undergraduates to stimulate interest in cancer research.  

CLOSED

  

No funding from tobacco industry

Funding will not be granted to any researcher who is receiving or who is an applicant for funding from the tobacco industry or any of its agencies or subsidiaries including the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

Funding will be withdrawn from any researcher or research for which an application is made to, or funding received from, the tobacco industry or any of its agencies or subsidiaries during the currency of the grant.