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Call for Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) Applications 2020

Changes to the 2020 PdCCRS

There are no specific research priorities in ‘Childhood Cancers of Low Survival’. This year Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners have research priorities which cover research into all types of cancer including paediatric cancers. 

Changes have been made to the formatting of the PdCCRS Questions forms; applicants are advised to thoroughly read the instructions before completing the form.

The PdCCRS Questions form now includes a signature panel as part of the response to the ‘Consumer Involvement’ section of the form. Named consumers are required to indicate their agreement to be involved in the research project by signing their names in the space provided in the form.  Please refer to the PdCCRS Questions Instructions to Applicants for further details.

Announcement of Research Priorities

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners are pleased to announce their research priorities for the 2020 round of the PdCCRS.

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.

2020 PdCCRS Research Priorities

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

  • Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
  • Cure Cancer
  • Leukaemia Foundation
  • My Room
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The Kids’ Cancer Project

Important Dates and Information

  • Call for applications to the 2020 PdCCRS grant opportunity opened 4 March 2020; applications can be submitted through the NHMRC’s granting system from 4 March 2020 for Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants, and 11 March 2020 for Ideas Grants;
     
  • Minimum application data must be entered into NHMRC’s granting system by 1 April 2020 for Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants, and 8 April 2020 for Ideas Grants;
     
  • Applications to the 2020 round of the PdCCRS close on 13 May 2020 at 17:00 AEST.  Corresponding NHMRC applications must be submitted by 17:00 AEST 29 April 2020 for Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants and 17:00 AEST 6 May 2020 for Ideas Grants.

Please note that the call for applications to the 2020 round of the PdCCRS is now open.

Funding Categories

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners invite applications for PdCCRS grants to commence in 2020. Project grants will be offered in the following categories:

Project Grants – grant 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, Leukaemia Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and The Kids’ Cancer Project. 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, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Cure Cancer, and My Room to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with up to 3 years post-doctoral experience or up to 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, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Cure Cancer, Leukaemia Foundation, My Room, and The Kids’ Cancer Project to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with between 3-7 years post-doctoral experience or between 3-7 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 Cure Cancer to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with up to 7 years post-doctoral experience or up to 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 an Early Career Researcher as part of a larger NHMRC or PdCCRS project grant application.

Grant applications must address at least one of the research priority areas identified by Cancer Australia and/ or our Funding Partners.

2020 PdCCRS Guidelines and Application Documents

All documents may be downloaded from the GrantConnect website.

  • 2019 PdCCRS
  • 2020 PdCCRS Grant Guidelines
  • 2020 PdCCRS Questions Instructions to Applicants
  • 2020 PdCCRS Questions Standard Project Grants
  • 2020 PdCCRS Questions Early Career Researcher Project Grants
  • 2020 PdCCRS Research Priorities
  • Draft Funding Agreement

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