2013 Funding Round - Applications are closed

Eva and Les Erdi / Snowdome Foundation Fellowship for New Targets in Haematological Malignancies 
Translational Research Projects 
Clinical Research Fellowships 
Early Career Seed Grants 
Richard Pratt Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research 

The Victorian Cancer Agency also collaborates with other organisations to provide funding opportunities in cancer research. For more information on past funding rounds run by partnering organisations see partner funding opportunities.

The Victorian Cancer Agency uses SmartyGrants to administer our grants. SmartyGrants is an online grant management system that provides easy-to-use online application forms, as well as report management for successful applicants.


Eva and Les Erdi / Snowdome Foundation Fellowship for New Targets in Haematological Malignancies

 

 

 

The Snowdome Foundation was established in 2010 and is committed to raising funds to accelerate new treatments for Australian blood cancer patients to help them live longer, better lives.

The Snowdome Foundation is delighted to partner with the VCA to deliver this innovative research opportunity which will assist in ‘making hope real’ in the fight against blood cancers.  This Fellowship was made possible due to the extraordinary passion from Eva and Les Erdi to recognise life is precious and their inspiration to improve people’s lives.

 

Clinical Research Fellowships are aimed at strengthening and supporting clinical cancer research and increasing the pool of clinician researchers working directly on clinical problems.

 

Co-funded with Eva and Les Erdi and the Snowdome Foundation, the aim of the new Eva and Les Erdi / Snowdome Foundation Fellowship for New Targets in Haematological Malignancies is to:

 

·         provide the opportunity for a blood cancer clinician to develop and sustain a career in research; and

·         encourage research with a focus on new biological targets in haematological malignancies such as epigenetic targets, potential biomarkers, pathway discovery and novel agents.

 

2013 Snowdome and VCA Collaboration Funding Rules (PDF 241 KB).


Translational Research Projects

The translational research project scheme seeks to fund projects focussing on translational research in cancer. The Victorian Cancer Agency is calling for applications across the following areas:

  • long-term research needing support for late stage translation;
  • applications that address the translational potential of proven research;
  • applications with a strong clinical focus (including clinical trials);
  • research proposals undertaken in conjunction with clinicians;
  • research proposals designed to extend, adapt or develop clinically tested basic research.

The overriding rationale for funding will be the potential for translation into patient care.

Applications addressing areas of greatest clinical need will be looked at most favourably.

Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Rules (PDF 530KB).


Clinical Research Fellowships

One of the priority areas for the Victorian Cancer Agency is building cancer research capacity and capability in Victoria through encouraging clinicians and academic researchers to undertake research projects in cancer. Victorian Cancer Agency Clinical Research Fellowships are intended to allow dedicated time for translational cancer research.

The aims of the Victorian Cancer Agency Clinical Research Fellowships are to:

  • develop the future leaders of cancer research in Victoria
  • support clinical research by providing opportunities for clinicians to develop and sustain a career in cancer research, and
  • attract and/or retain the best cancer researchers with significant research potential to Victoria.

Clinical Research Fellowships are aimed at strengthening and supporting clinical cancer research. The purpose is to increase the pool of clinician researchers working directly on clinical problems. These groups can strongly influence the translation of cancer research into practice, and build local capacity in translational cancer research.


Early Career Seed Grants

The Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Seed Grants are designed to support early career researchers undertaking high quality translational cancer research. The grants provide limited seed funding to encourage and retain talented individuals in the field of cancer research in Victoria.

The objectives of the Early Career Seed Grants are to: 

  • Support high quality cancer research conducted by early career researchers who are able to demonstrate clear evidence of translational research capacity.
  • Provide limited seed funding as a means of enhancing competitiveness of early career researchers to enable leverage of further funding from granting bodies or industry.

Richard Pratt Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research

Pratt Foundation

 

 

 

The Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer Research are a joint initiative between the Victorian Cancer Agency and the Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. They recognise the philanthropic efforts of Richard Pratt in supporting young people and cancer research.

The objectives of the Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer Research are to:

  • Support high quality prostate cancer research conducted by early career researchers who are able to demonstrate clear evidence of translational research capacity.
  • Provide limited seed funding to encourage and retain talented individuals in the field of prostate cancer research in Victoria.

The 2013 Richard Pratt Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research will fund an early career researcher conducting a project in prevention of prostate cancer.

Prevention is defined as identifying interventions which reduce cancer risk by reducing exposure to cancer risks and increasing protective factors. Interventions may target personal behaviours that affect cancer risk or may involve nutrition, chemoprevention, or vaccines.