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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  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 acknowledgment 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 .

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

*Or can demonstrate an equivalent research track record.

Applications close Friday 15th September at 5pm. For more information on eligibility and assessment criteria, please visit the website.

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