Apply for an
ECR grant

Cure Cancer 2025 early career researcher grant applications are now open.

There are two streams of funding available:

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 application date (i.e. without career disruptions, the applicant’s PhD must have been completed between 27/02/2020 and 26/02/2024).

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 application date (i.e. without career disruptions, the applicant’s PhD must have been completed between 26/02/2017 and 26/02/2020).

Process

Our application process involves a two-stage approach: 

  1. A submission of EOI which will close at 5pm AEST on the 5th April 2024 

  2. A full application by invitation, due in late June 2023. 

All applications will undergo peer review by external reviewers and be notified of the outcome by mid-September.

“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.

Register your interest for our
Online Information Session

March 13th 3:30pm AEDT

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Professional development

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:

Mentoring Program

Launched in 2017, our Cure Cancer Mentoring Program gives new grant recipients the opportunity to be mentored by our alumni.

Annual Symposium

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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