Beat Cancer Project

Beat Cancer Project Funding opportunities

The Cancer Council SA’s Beat Cancer Project is pleased to announce that it has secured funding for a further five years, with a total budget of $14 million dollars over 2016-2021.

The Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. It is funded by Cancer Council SA and the SA Government (through SA Health) and administered by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The objectives of the Beat Cancer Project are 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.

In addition to funding the schemes outlined in the table below, the Beat Cancer Project has committed funding for three Research Chairs, SANT DataLink and the Clinical Cancer Registry.

Over the coming weeks, applications will open in the following funding categories. We ask potential applicants to refer to the Scheme-Specific Funding Guidelines for further information relating to each Scheme.

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.

Please note that the table below represents the funding calls for 2017. Further information will be provided about 2018 funding schemes in January.

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

Research scheme Details 2017 Dates

Early Career Fellowships

Updated Tuesday, 8 August*

Funding guidelines

Application form

Three Early Career Fellowships will be available in 2017

Funding Available: Up to $80,000 each per annum for 3 years with the requirement of matched funding. 

Open - 31 July

Close – 6 November

Principal Research Fellowships

Funding guidelines 

Application form

Two Principal Research Fellowships to be available in 2017.

Funding Available: Up to $200,000 each per annum for 3 years with the requirement of matched funding.

Open - 31 July

Close – 6 November 

Travel Grants

Funding guidelines

Application form

Travel Grants to commence in 2017.

Funding Available: up to $10,000 per applicant to support short-term exchange arrangements; up to $2,500 to support conference attendance and travel. 

Open - 31 July

Close – 4 September

Clinical Trial Enhancement Grant

Funding guidelines

Application form

EOIs will be sought in the first instance from researchers with a focus on enhancing clinical research activities.

Funding Available: The total value of the funds available under the scheme is $680,000 over four years. Final distribution between applications will be determined upon evaluation of the proposals.

EOI open - 31 July

EOI close – 18 September

Stage 2 open - 16 October

Stage 2 close – 27 November 

Translational Research Packages 

Funding guidelines

Application form

The scheme aims to support practice-based research and evaluation projects, and identify targeted, multidisciplinary translational research that address specific State priorities.

Funding Available: Package of up to $150,000 per annum for three years. Matched funding is required.

Open - 21 August

Close – 20 November 

One Year Infrastructure Grants

Funding guidelines

Application form

Infrastructure Funding will be directed towards research infrastructure that could make an important difference to cancer prevention, treatment and knowledge within the state.

Funding Available: Funding of up to $250,000 will be available per proposal where matched funding is guaranteed. 

Open - 31 July

Partnership/Linkage Grant

Updated Tuesday, 8 August**

Funding guidelines

Application form

Partnership Grant Funding will be directed towards research projects that require matched funding from a partner organisation e.g. NHMRC Partnership Grants, ARC Linkage Grants etc.

Funding Available: Funding of up to $250,000 will be available per proposal.

Open - 31 July

Project Grants

NHMRC near miss Project Grants 

As per NHMRC guidelines 

* we have clarified that it is not permitted to hold a Beat Cancer Project Early Career Cancer Research Fellowship while simultaneously holding a Fellowship from another awarding body e.g. NHMRC. In the event that another Fellowship is won during the term of the Beat Cancer Project Early Career Cancer Research Fellowship, the individual must immediately notify the Beat Cancer Project Officer. The expectation would be that the Beat Cancer Project Early Career Cancer Research Fellowship would be discontinued. 

 ** we have clarified that Beat Cancer Project Partnership Grant Funding will be directed towards research projects that require matched funding from a partner organisation i.e. NHMRC Partnership Grants and ARC Linkage Grants or equivalent research funding schemes. NOTE: The External peer review process will be undertaken by the NHMRC, ARC or equivalent research funding agency.

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