Grant opportunities

Our competitive grants are open to individuals and organisations that implement relevant programs, resources and research that align to the goals and objectives of the NSW Cancer Plan.

Grant opportunities

Research Grants calendar

The key dates for research grants are listed in the Grants Calendar provided below.



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Translational Program Grants – Expression of Interest

26 Februay 2020

25 March 2020

May 2020

Translational Program Grants – Full Proposal (invitation only)

13 May 2020

17 August 2020

December  2020

Early Career Fellowships and Career Development Fellowships

10 June 2020 31 July 2020 November 2020

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Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 2020 Round

OPENED: 19 February 2020

CLOSES: 3 July 2020

The Innovations in Cancer Control Grant Program provides funding to organisations working in cancer, health and other related services. These organisations will undertake evidence-based projects that have the potential to be embedded in the health system and are sustainable past the funding period. The focus of these grants is community and service-centred initiatives and not research proposals.

To be eligible for funding in the 2020 Round, the applicant must be a registered organisation with a demonstrated track record in cancer control, or vested interest in improving cancer outcomes for priority groups in the community. The organisation must be based in, and provide services to the population of NSW.

Funding for successful applicants is expected to commence: October 2020

Breast Imaging Advanced Trainee Grant Program 2021 Round

OPENED: March 2020

CLOSES: 30 June 2020

The purpose of the Advanced Trainee Grants is to support future diagnostic specialists as they complete their specialty and Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR) pursuing a subspecialty in breast imaging. The Advanced Trainee Grants aim to give greater depth of expertise in the selected speciality and enable each Advanced Trainee to complete a research project.

Applications are invited from recently qualified radiologists (Fellows) or Registrars who have passed Part II of the RANZCR exam and are in their final year of training.

Funding for successful applicants is expected to commence: January 2021.

Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020 Round

OPENED: 15 June 2020

CLOSES: 10 August 2020

The Cancer Screening and Prevention Grants 2020 Round offer funding for multicultural services within local health districts and community organisations to help promote and encourage cervical and breast screening participation to women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in geographical areas of identified need.

The aim of the program is to deliver cervical and/or breast screening community education sessions, using educational resources that have been developed for multicultural/bilingual/community health workers to deliver information on these screening programs to women from CALD communities.

Funding for successful applicants is expected to commence: August - September 2020.