Funding opportunities with partnering organisations 2013-14
In 2013-14 the Victorian Cancer Agency collaborated with other organisations to provide the following funding opportunities in cancer research.
Palliative Care Research Network Victoria PhD Scholarships (now closed)
MCCC Early Career Seed Grant (now closed)
MPAHSC Clinician Researcher Fellowships (now closed)
Cancer Council Victoria Mesothelioma Project Grant (now closed)
Palliative Care Research Network Victoria PhD Scholarships - Now closed
The Palliative Care Research Network Victoria (PCRNV) will be offering PhD scholarships in 2014, for Victorian students that are able to conduct high quality research into palliative care– leading to immediate patient benefit.
Scholarship holders will be supported at their full salary for the duration of a full-time PhD (three years) to undertake research in palliative care. Successful applicants will be enrolled as PhD candidates at a Victorian university. The majority of the research funded by the PCRNV is to be completed within Victoria and the primary supervisor and applicant/student must be based at a Victorian university (co-investigators and/or collaborators may work interstate or internationally).
The PhD scholarship scheme is the result of a partnership between the Victorian Cancer Agency and the PCRNV and is designed to build research capacity in Victoria.
PCRNV Palliative Care Research PhD Scholarship stipends will be in line with NHMRC rates:
- Students with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS):$ 36,706 per annum
- Students without a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS): $ 24,653 per annum
- Direct Research Costs: Students will be eligible to apply for $1,500 per annum to be used towards the purchase of consumables relevant to the scholarship.
- Conference Travel: Students will be eligible to apply for $750 per annum to be used towards travel relevant to the scholarship.
- Thesis Allowance: Students can apply for $500 in the final year of the scholarship to assist with costs associated with thesis preparation and presentation.
A copy of the Guidelines for Applicants is available here
For more information please refer to the PCRNV website
MCCC Early Career Seed Grant - Now closed
The Monash Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MCCC), in partnership with the Victorian Cancer Agency, is offering its first early career seed grant to PhD scholars who have graduated within the past eight years. The grant is open to laboratory researchers, clinician researchers and psych-oncology researchers.
MCCC’s early career seed grant is intended to help talented researchers to develop their career in cancer research at one of our partner organisations: Monash University, Prince Henry’s Institute, Alfred Health, Cabrini Health, Monash Health, Peninsula Health.
We are seeking talented individuals who show clear potential to be future research leaders, together with high quality translational cancer research projects with impact. The successful applicant will be awarded up to $300,000 towards a research salary and direct research costs over two to three years.
MCCC’s early career seed grant will provide limited funding as a means of enhancing competitiveness of early career researchers to enable leveraging of further funding from grant bodies or industry. It is expected that these funds will be complemented (preferably matched) by funds from granting bodies and/or industry.
Applications are now closed. Funding will commence in January 2014.
For further information, including guidelines and the application form, please visit the MCCC website or contact MCCC:
or (03) 9902 4965.
MPAHSC Clinician Researcher Fellowships - Now closed
Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (MPAHSC), in partnership with the Victorian Cancer Agency, is offering Clinical Research Fellowships. The Fellowships are available for positions at MPAHSC Member Organisations. They are available in flexible formats, up to a maximum of $200,000 per annum over 4 years.
Applications are now closed.
Guidelines and applications forms are available from the MPAHSC website
Cancer Council Victoria Mesothelioma Project Grant - Now closed
Applications are invited for this special category research grant commencing in 2014, to support research in Victoria at both laboratory and clinical levels into the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of mesothelioma. Pure epidemiology studies are not eligible.
Funding for this project grant has been made possible through the generosity of donors and co-funding from the Victorian Cancer Agency. $450,000 is available over one to three years.
Applications are now closed.
The application form is available on request from
More information is available from the Cancer Council Victoria website.