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Cancer Research Grants

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Funding research with the power to end cancer.

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is dedicated to funding research in Australia that has the power to make significant breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters – individuals, families, corporates and community groups from around Australia – we are able to award high-impact grants, allowing Australia’s best scientists to embark on ground-breaking research projects. These cancer research initiatives, which cover prevention, diagnosis and treatment for all types of cancer, speed up discoveries, ultimately working to save lives by saving time.

2017 Cancer Research Grants

Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute and La Trobe University (VIC):
ACRF CENTRE FOR IMAGING THE TUMOUR ENVIRONMENT
$2 million for new imaging technology which will help develop new therapies by examining tumours within the patient’s body as well as individual cells in a tumour

South Western Sydney Local Health District (NSW): 
ACRF OASIS RESEARCH CENTRE
$2 million for a new facility that supports research into improving long-term health outcomes of cancer patients and survivors.

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (WA): 
ACRF CENTRE FOR ADVANCED CANCER GENOMICS
$1.75 million for equipment that will help build in-depth knowledge of all cell types that make up a tumour. This will provide new insights into how cancer cells evolve and interact with normal cells, leading to new treatments

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QLD):
ACRF CENTRE FOR ADVANCED CELLULAR IMMUNOTHERAPY
$1.75 million for the development of manufacturing and monitoring facilities that will support new immunotherapy clinical trials.

Since its inception…

ACRF has awarded $136.8 million in research grants to Australian cancer research institutes. The largest private cancer research grant the ACRF has awarded is $10 million. Furthermore, over two-thirds of ACRF’s funding has been awarded since 2006 – a reflection of the increasing need to fund research that rapidly progresses the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

There has been great progress in research for many cancers in the last few years, but costs for sophisticated equipment and laboratories are immense. Our aim for funding research in Australia is to enable the best-equipped laboratories here in Australia, and to attract and inspire the best and brightest scientific minds to take on groundbreaking new cancer research with the potential to prevent and cure this devastating disease.

On behalf of Australia’s leading cancer researchers, we thank our donors and supporters.  It is their generosity that makes it possible to provide these major grants – we receive no funding from any other sources.

What type of research do we fund?

Fighting cancer

2017 Grant Guidelines & Applications

Funding research

Who assesses our grant applications?

Cancer scientists