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The program aims to increase funding for cancer research, increase the capacity for researchers to attract more national and international research grants, and build a stronger cancer research workforce and broader research infrastructure in South Australia.

Fellowship opportunities for funding in 2025

From 2024 Cancer Council SA will launch a new Research Fellowship program which will replace the Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project.  Administration of the new Cancer Council SA Research Fellowship program will be undertaken by Cancer Council SA.

Cancer Council SA will award three Early-Career Research (ECR) and three Mid-Career Research (MCR) Fellowships in this round.

One ECR and one MCR will be awarded in each of the following categories.

  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical Medicine and Science Research (including translation research)
  • Health Services / Public Health Research

Two new Fellowship schemes for funding in 2024

Early and Mid-career cancer researchers based in South Australia are invited to apply for the following grant opportunities:

Scheme: Amount per year: Duration: Key requirements: Matched Funding:
Early Career Researcher Fellowship $80,000 3 years <5 years post PhD* Required
Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship $100,000 3 years 5>10 years post PhD* Required

*career disruptions and years post PhD relative to research opportunity will be considered.

Under the new Fellowship program, the application process will now be in two stages.

Stage 1 Complete an Expression of Interest application. This application includes a description of the proposal, the intended outcomes and how the findings might lead to a significant advance in cancer knowledge. Applicants will need to provide evidence of PhD award and a curriculum vitae. Certification from the Research Administration Office will be required.

Stage 2 If shortlisted, applicants will be invited to complete a Full Application. The Full Application includes a detailed proposal and certifications by the Head of Department, mentor(s) and Research Administration Office.

Please refer to the Fellowship Application Guideline document (link below) for further information about the fellowships.

Successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding agreement with Cancer Council SA which includes reporting and publicity requirements and also a number of requirements in relation to the acknowledgment of the funding source.

Expression of InterestNOW OPEN
Expression of Interest Close21 June 2024
Full Applications Open (via invitation only)11 August 2024
Full Applications Close13 September 2024
Outcomes AdvisedNovember 2024

Further information

If you have any questions about this fellowship opportunity, please contact Cancer Council SA Research

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