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Call for PdCCRS Applications 2017

Announcement of Research Priorities 

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners are pleased to announce the research priorities for the 2017 round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

This funding scheme helps to:

  • fund research in tumour areas that place a high burden of disease on the Australian community;
  • fund cancer research projects that directly relate to the identified priorities of Cancer Australia and/or its Funding Partners; and
  • fund research that can directly improve cancer outcomes by influencing clinical practice, policy and/or care.

Important Updates

The PdCCRS Questions documents for Standard Grants and Young Investigator Grants were updated on 18 January 2017 to include the Cancer Australia research priority – Translational research that is included in the Rules for Applicants for both Standard and Young Investigator Grants.

The 2017 Rules for Applicants – project grants to young investigators were updated on 24 January 2017. The table on page 10 now correctly lists the eligibility date as 15 March 2017.


2017 PdCCRS Research Priorities

Funding will be available for research that addresses the priorities of Cancer Australia and the following Funding Partners:

  • Cancer Council Australia       
  • Cancer Council NSW    
  • Cure Cancer Australia
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation

Important Dates and Information

  • PdCCRS application documents available on the Cancer Australia website from 23 December 2016 to facilitate collaboration and planning of research projects;
  • Call for applications to the PdCCRS opens 11 January 2017; applications can be submitted through the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) from this date;
  • Applicants intending to apply to the PdCCRS Young Investigator categories MUST complete the New Investigator online eligibility form on the NHMRC website by 25 January 2017; applicants failing to complete this form will be deemed INELIGIBLE for the PdCCRS Young Investigator categories.
  • Minimum application data must be entered into RGMS by 15 February 2017;
  • Applications to the 2017 round of the PdCCRS close in line with the NHMRC Project Grants round at 5:00pm AEDT 15 March 2017.

Please note that the call for applications to the 2017 round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) is now open.

Funding Categories

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners invite applications for Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Grants to commence in 2018. Project grants are offered in the following categories: 

Funding Category A: Project grants of up to three years duration, with funding available up to $600,000 (GST-exclusive), with a maximum in any one year of $200,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia, Cancer Council Australia, Cancer Council NSW and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. All project grant applications ranging from 1 to 3 years within a budget ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 per annum will be considered by Cancer Australia and these funding partners.

Funding Category B: Project grants of one year duration for up to $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer Australia to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 1-3 years post-doctoral experience or 1-3 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a one year research project into malignant disease.

Funding Category C: Project grants of up to 2 years duration for up to $200,000 (GST-exclusive), with a maximum in any one year of $100,000, will be offered by Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer Australia to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 4-7 years post-doctoral experience or 4-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a 1-2 year research project into malignant disease.

Funding Category D: Project grants of one year duration for up to $100,000 (GST-exclusive) will be offered by Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer Australia to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with 1-7 years post-doctoral experience or 1-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a one year research project in the field of bioinformatics for cancer research.

Funding Categories B, C and D cannot be used to provide a salary or other support for a young investigator as part of a larger PdCCRS project grant application.

Grant applications must relate to the research priority areas identified by Cancer Australia and/ or our Funding Partners.

2017 PdCCRS Application Documents

The following application documents may be downloaded by clicking the links below.

NHMRC Application form, guidelines and further information
(http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants/apply-funding/project-grants

For any enquiries please contact: grants@canceraustralia.gov.au

Please note:
The call for applications to the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme for 2017 will close at 5:00pm (AEDT) 15 March 2017