Victoria-USA Fellowship Exchange Program

The Victorian-USA Fellowship Exchange Program is available for applicants to the following schemes:

Applicants that are able to demonstrate their project would be enhanced by undertaking research at the US National Cancer Institute or an US National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center 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 at the US National Cancer Institute or an US National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.

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 researchers who apply for a VCA grant to conduct part of their research at an NCI-designated Cancer Centre for a period of between three and twelve months. 

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?
Applicants for the Early Career Seed Grant, Mid-Career Research Fellowship and Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Research Fellowship schemes may apply for the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program.

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 application forms.

If I am applying for a VCA grant, 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 the US National Cancer Institute or an US National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center 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.