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Call for Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) Applications 2019

Changes to the 2019 PdCCRS

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners have specific research priorities in ‘General Cancer’ and ‘Childhood Cancers of Low Survival). The proposed research must address at least one of Cancer Australia and/or its Funding Partners Research Priorities. There are separate application forms (PdCCRS Questions) depending on the research priorities addressed by the proposed research project.

Young Investigator (Category B-D) grants have been renamed to Early Career Researcher (Category B-D) grants.

Applications to the PdCCRS will be accepted through the NHMRC Ideas  and the NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies grants schemes.

Standard Project (Category A) Grant applications may be submitted through either the NHMRC Ideas or Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies grant schemes. Early Career Researcher (Categories B-D) grant applications will only be accepted through the NHMRC Ideas grants scheme and the corresponding NHMRC application must be for no more than 3 years duration.

Applicants submitting a Standard Project (Category A) grant application are now only required to respond to three questions:

  1. Outcomes and impact;
  2. Translation of the results generated from this project; and
  3. Involvement of consumer representatives.

Weighting of scores from Phases 1 and 2 of assessment for both Standard Project and Early Career Researcher grant applications have been revised.

Announcement of Research Priorities

Cancer Australia and its Funding Partners are pleased to announce their research priorities for the 2019 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.

2019 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 PdCCRS opens 15 March 2019; applications can be submitted through the NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) from 6 March 2019
     
  • Minimum application data must be entered into RGMS by 10 April 2019
     
  • Applications to the 2019 round of the PdCCRS close on 15 May 2019 at 17:00 AEST.  Corresponding NHMRC applications must be submitted by 17:00 AEST 8 May 2019.

Please note that the call for applications to the 2019 round of the PdCCRS is now closed.

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 – General Cancer Research Priorities

  • 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, 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, Cure Cancer Australia 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, Cure Cancer, Leukaemia Foundation of Australia 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 Cancer Australia and 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 relate to the research priority areas identified by Cancer Australia and/ or our Funding Partners.

Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

  • 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 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, Leukaemia Foundation of Australia 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, Leukaemia Foundation of Australia, 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 Cancer Australia and Children’s Cancer Foundation 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 Researcherr as part of a larger NHMRC or PdCCRS project grant application.

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

2019 PdCCRS Guidelines and Application Documents

All documents may be downloaded from the GrantConnect website.

  • 2019 PdCCRS Grant Guidelines_Standard and Early career Researcher Grants
  • 2019 PdCCRS Questions_Instructions to Applicants

Project Grants – General Cancer Research

  • PdCCRS Questions Standard Project Grants 2019 – General Cancer Research Priorities
  • PdCCRS Questions Early Career Researcher Project Grants – General Cancer Research Priorities

Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research

  • PdCCRS Questions Standard Project Grants 2019 – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities
  • PdCCRS Questions Early Career Researcher Project Grants – Childhood Cancers of Low Survival Research Priorities

The following documents may also be downloaded from the GrantConnect website.

All Categories

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