Cancer Research Funding

Funding opportunities for researchers

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

CCQ Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) Grants

Cancer Council Queensland is pleased to announce significant changes to its cancer research funding opportunities, for funding to commence from 2020. CCQ’s long-running cancer research project grant scheme has been 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.

Up to two ACCR grants will be awarded each year. Each grant will:

  • Be for a maximum term of four years.
  • Provide a total of $500,000 per annum, comprising $350,000 per annum from CCQ and a required cash co-contribution of $150,000 per annum from the administering institution.

How do I apply?

The application process for ACCR grants is a two-stage process involving initial expressions of interest followed by a full application (invitation only).

Detailed Instructions for applicants can be found here.

Applications for funding to commence in 2020 have NOW CLOSED. Applications for funding to commence in 2021 will open in April 2020.

How can I find out more information?

Enquiries about Cancer Council Queensland research funding opportunities should be directed to:

CCQ Research Grants Team

Telephone: (07) 3634 5393

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

Cancer Research Project Grants Information for current cancer research project 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 – 31 January 2020 Progress/Final Report – 30 April 2020