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Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project offers funding opportunities for a variety of grant schemes,
including research projects, fellowships, travel grants and infrastructure.

Potential applicants should refer to the funding schemes and scheme-specific guidelines and application forms for further information.

The Early-Career Fellowship program provides early career researchers (i.e. those that finished their PhD or other eligible post-graduate degree no more than five years ago) with the opportunity to undertake valuable cancer-related research or career development. Applications are invited from researchers across the research spectrum, including biomedical, clinical, health services and population health research.

The Mid-Career Fellowship program aims to build research workforce capacity in South Australia, primarily by supporting the careers of mid-career researchers and by addressing the Beat Cancer Project objectives of scientific excellence, health relevance, research collaboration, translation of research results, mentoring and career development, and supporting the acquisition of NHMRC and other research funding.

These Fellowships are directed towards South Australian research to make an important difference in cancer prevention, treatment and knowledge across the research spectrum including applied, clinical, health services and population health research fields and biomedical science. The objectives of this program are to attract and retain experienced and leading cancer researchers in South Australia, translate research to inform policy development and health service delivery for better health outcomes, and to foster collaboration across scientific disciplines.

Support is available to offset the costs of travel and accommodation for early-career South Australian cancer researchers, who have been invited to present their work at a national or international scientific meeting, or who can show that attendance at such meetings would have a direct positive impact on their career. The scheme is also available to early-career researchers to fund travel costs to undertake short-term study/exchange at a national or international location.

Infrastructure funding will be directed towards research infrastructure that could make an important difference to cancer prevention, treatment and knowledge within South Australia. Support services such as data management, bio-statistical and health economics services are eligible for infrastructure grants.

Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project Translational Research Package aims to support the objectives of the Beat Cancer Project by promoting a highly collaborative, translational research environment within the South Australian health system. The scheme aims to support practice-based research and evaluation projects, and identify targeted, multidisciplinary translational research that addresses specific State priorities as set out in Cancer Council SA’s South Australian Cancer Research Strategy 2016-2021. The scheme aims to support the translation of research into policy and practice for improved health outcomes of the community.

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