Research grant guidelines & applications 2015

Grant guidelines - feature

Projects funded by the ACRF

We provide capital grants for the establishment of capital works and facilities (including scientific equipment and other technologies), and national enterprises in support of all aspects of cancer research, including but not limited to cell and molecular biology, epidemiology, prevention and drug development.

The ACRF is a ‘seed’ funding body and is therefore interested in applications for larger scale research projects with value over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF. We expect applicants to leverage ACRF grants to secure any ‘gap’ funding and also to feature multi-disciplinary teams, collaborations and evidence of the translational impacts at a clinical level (with patients).

Assessment of applications

All applications are considered and assessed by the ACRF’s Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC), a group of highly distinguished research scientists who are appointed by the ACRF’s Board of Trustees. The procedures of the MRAC are similar to those employed by the National Health & Medical Research Council and include the assessment of applications by referees and independent expert assessors, as well as site visits and interviews of selected short-listed applicants.

The MRAC’s recommendations for funding are reviewed and finalised by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

2015 Special Anniversary Grant

In celebration of the ACRF’s 30 year Anniversary, and in keeping with the mission of the Foundation to promote bold and significant programs that will facilitate major advances in the prevention, early detection, treatment and/or management of cancer, ACRF invites applications for a special $10 million grant.

A detailed written application will be accepted from Monday 9 March, 2015 and will close on Friday 1 May, 2015. A special expert panel, nominated by the ACRF’s Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC) will review the applications for scientific merit and select a shortlist to proceed to interview and, if deemed appropriate, a site visit.

2015 Grant Applications

Applications for the 2015 Grant Round will be accepted from Monday March 30, 2015, with the grant round closing on Friday June 26, 2015.

Eligible persons and groups (as defined in the application guidelines) are invited to submit a single detailed written application.

The ACRF’s Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC) will select from these applications a short-list, on the basis of eligibility and scientific merit, that will proceed to interview and, if deemed appropriate, a site visit.