Applications for 2024 are now closed
Thank you for your applications.
If you missed out, please register your interest below.
For the past 56 years, Cure Cancer has been dedicated to funding innovative cancer research projects, across all cancer types, giving talented emerging researchers the opportunity to create impact with their bold new ideas.
We are continuing our commitment to funding the brightest minds in cancer research through our Research Grants Program.
0-3 years post-PHD stream
Funding of up to $100,000 for one year
Applicant does not currently hold as (primary investigator / chief investigator A) any competitive grant funding of greater annual value than the Cure Cancer Research Grant ($100,000 per annum).
Applicant must have less than 4 years postdoctoral experience as at the due date (i.e. without career disruptions, the applicant’s PhD must have been completed between 24/04/2019 and 24/04/2023).
4-7 years post-PHD stream
Funding of up to $200,000 over two years.
Applicant has not held and does not currently hold (as primary investigator / chief investigator A) any single competitive grant funding of greater than $200,000 per annum.
Applicant must have between 4 and 7 years postdoctoral experience as at the due date (i.e. without career disruptions, the applicant’s PhD must have been completed between 24/04/2016 and 24/04/2019).
Our application process involves a two-stage approach:
A submission of EOI which will close at 5pm AEST on the 24th April 2023
A full application by invitation, due in late June 2023.
All applications will undergo peer review by external reviewers.
“We hope that by bringing the selection process in-house, Cure Cancer will be able to offer more seed funding opportunities for the most promising emerging researchers across all cancer types. We also hope that by streamlining the process, researchers can dedicate more time in finding a cure than worrying about their funding. We’re here to support them.”
- Nikki Kinloch, Cure Cancer CEO.
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Cure Cancer offers more to our researchers than just the support of their grant. Here are the different ways Cure Cancer provides further support to research:
Launched in 2017, our Cure Cancer Mentoring Program gives new grant recipients the opportunity to be mentored by our alumni.
Attended by grantees past and present, the Cure Cancer Research Symposium provides current grant recipients with an opportunity to meet their peers, establish networks and present their work as an invited speaker.
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