Cancer Research Funding

Funding opportunities for researchers

Cancer Council Queensland is proud to offer research funding opportunities to cancer researchers residing in Queensland.

Cancer research project grants commencing in 2019

Applications for project grants to commence in 2019 are now closed. Successful applicants will be announced as soon as possible towards the end of 2018.

New cancer research funding opportunity, for funding to commence in 2020

Cancer Council Queensland is pleased to announce significant changes to its cancer research funding opportunities, for funding to commence in 2020.

CCQ’s long-running cancer research project grant scheme will be replaced with an entirely new funding opportunity: “Cancer Council Queensland Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) Grants”.

The new funding scheme is intended to:

  • Stimulate innovative, collaborative cancer research
  • Develop the capacity of high quality cancer research groups in Queensland
  • Accelerate the progress of research to improve cancer control

Applications for ACCR grants will be sought in 2019. Two ACCR grants will be awarded to commence in 2020:

  • One grant in basic and/or pre-clinical research (i.e. research focussed on fundamental discovery)
  • One grant in clinical and/or patient oriented research (i.e. research focussed on clinical application and/or patient care or survivorship)

Each ACCR grant will be for a maximum term of four years.

Each ACCR grant will provide a total of $500,000 p.a., comprising $350,000 per annum from CCQ and a required cash co-contribution of $150,000 p.a. from the Administering Institution.

Applications for ACCR grants will be in two stages:

  • Submission of an Expression of Interest (anticipated closing date in mid-2019) followed by
  • Submission of a full application, by invitation only

Detailed Instructions to Applicants will be available on the CCQ website by the end of 2018.

In the meantime, please direct all inquiries about Cancer Council Queensland research funding opportunities to:

Manager, Research Governance and Operations

Telephone: (07) 3634 5265


NOTE: Regarding tobacco industry funding
Persons who are applicants for, or in receipt of, tobacco industry funding are not eligible to apply for or receive funding from Cancer Council Queensland. Staff of institutions receiving funding from the tobacco industry will also not be eligible to apply for, or receive funding from, Cancer Council Queensland. A declaration signed by a responsible officer of the institution that the institution is not in receipt of tobacco industry funding will be required.

Grant Recipients

Information for current cancer research projects grant recipients: Progress Report Template Final Report Template Request for Carry Forward of Unspent Project Grants Guidelines for Financial Statements Due dates for reports Financial Statement – January 31, 2018 Progress/Final Report – April  30, 2018