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Beat Cancer Project funding opportunities

Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. A collaboration between Cancer Council SA, the State Government and the South Australian universities, the Beat Cancer Project is the largest funder of cancer research in the state outside of the Federal Government.

The Beat Cancer Project 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.

Successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding agreement with SAHMRI which includes requirements to meet with a representative of Cancer Council SA once a year to provide information in relation to the research being undertaken and provide a biography and synopsis of the research. The funding agreement also contains a number of requirements in relation to the acknowledgement of the funding source.

We ask potential applicants to refer to the Scheme-Specific Funding Guidelines below for further information relating to each funding opportunity.

If you require further information about any of the Schemes, please contact the Beat Cancer Project Officer via email at beatcancer@sahmri.com .

Applications for the Clinical Investigator Award (new) and Early Career Fellowships will be open Monday 29 August and close Friday 7th October. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.sahmriresearch.org/research-support/beat-cancer-project .

The aim of the ECR Fellowship program is to build the cancer research workforce capacity in South Australia, primarily by advancing the careers of post-doctoral researchers and by addressing Beat Cancer Project objectives of scientific excellence, health relevance, research collaboration, translation of research results, mentoring and career development of early-career researchers, and
fostering the acquisition of NHMRC and other research funding.

Applications are invited from researchers across the research spectrum, including biomedical, clinical, health services and population health research. The scheme is also highly suited to those individuals currently working overseas or interstate who are seeking support to return to a South Australian Institution.

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The aim of the MCRF program is to build the cancer 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 fostering the acquisition of NHMRC and other research funding.

Applications are invited from researchers across the research spectrum, including biomedical, clinical, health services and population health research. The scheme is also highly suited to those individuals currently working overseas or interstate who are seeking support to return to a South Australian Institution.

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The aim of the Early-Career Clinician Researcher Fellowship is to stimulate and encourage the clinical cancer research workforce capacity in South Australia. Fellowship funding will be awarded to early-career clinician researchers who are looking to establish research programs in the field of cancer research in South Australia that align with the Beat Cancer Project objectives of:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Health relevance
  • Research collaboration
  • Translation of research results
  • Mentoring and career development of early-career researchers
  • Fostering the acquisition of NHMRC and other research funding.

Applications are invited from researchers from multiple clinical disciplines, including nursing, allied and public health professionals, with particular consideration given to applicants specializing in Aboriginal health equity research and Indigenous researchers.

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The aim of the Mid-Career Clinician Researcher Fellowship is to stimulate and encourage the clinical cancer research workforce capacity in South Australia. Fellowship funding will be awarded to mid-career clinician researchers who are looking to establish research programs in the field of cancer research in South Australia that align with the Beat Cancer Project objectives of:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Health relevance
  • Research collaboration
  • Translation of research results
  • Mentoring and career development of early-career researchers
  • Fostering the acquisition of NHMRC and other research funding.

Applications are invited from researchers from multiple clinical disciplines, including nursing, allied and public health professionals, with particular consideration given to applicants specializing in Aboriginal health equity research and Indigenous researchers.

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