Victoria-USA Fellowship Exchange Program - Applications are now closed

The Victorian-USA Fellowship Exchange Program is fully incorporated in the Victorian Cancer Agency Mid-Career Research Fellowship Scheme.

Applicants that are able to demonstrate their project would be enhanced by undertaking research at an US National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centre will be eligible to participate in the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program. This will provide support for up to 12 months to enable the applicant to undertake part of their Fellowship in an approved National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centre.

For more details please see the Mid-Career Research Fellowship Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program?
The Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program is a complementary scheme to enable mid-career researchers who apply for a Mid-Career Research Fellowship to conduct part of their research at an NCI-designated Cancer Centre for a period of between three and twelve months. It is expected that all travel will be completed within the first 42 months of the fellowship.

What does the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program cover?
The Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program will provide up to $5,000, including one-off return economy airfares, for the researcher and dependants to travel to the USA. Further, applicants can request $1,000 per week up to $52,000 for living expenses whilst in the USA.

Who can apply for the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program?
Only mid-career researchers applying for a Mid-Career Research Fellowship are eligible. 

How do I apply for the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program?
There is no separate application process. To apply, applicants are required to complete the additional fields within the on-line Mid-Career Research Fellowship application form.

If I am applying for a Mid-Career Research Fellowship, am I required to also apply for the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program?
No. 

Will I be disadvantaged if I do not apply for the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program?
No. Applications are entirely assessed on their merits.

Do I need to provide details of the NCI laboratory at the time of application?
Yes. It is expected that at the time of application a supervisor at a NCI-designated Cancer Centre will have been identified and that they will have provided written assurance that the expected research will be able to be conducted within their Centre.