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.

CCQ Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research Grants

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.

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

Each ACCR grant will 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.

Applications for ACCR grants will be in two stages:

  • Submission of an Expression of Interest (closing date 23 May 2019) followed by
  • Submission of a full application, by invitation only

For Detailed Instructions for Applicants follow this link..

Inquiries about Cancer Council Queensland research funding opportunities should be directed 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.

Cancer Council NSW National Box Rallies Project Grant

In recognition of the national fundraising efforts of Box Rallies’ events, Cancer Council NSW has established a new Project Grant category open to all Australian cancer researchers – the National Box Rallies Project Grant (Box Rallies).

The grant will be fully funded by Box Rallies supporters and will be available annually commencing 2020, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Box Rallies.
Applications for funding are aligned with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Ideas Grants submission and review processes. Applicants will be required to comply with Cancer Council NSW Project Grant requirements.

Researchers wishing to apply for a National Box Rallies Project Grant will need to complete the following:
1. NHMRC Ideas Grant application (through RGMS). In the NHMRC application, applicants to tick ‘Cancer Council’;
2. Cancer Council Supplementary Questions document, available here. In the Supplementary Questions document, applicants to select ‘ Box Rallies – Cancer Council New South Wales’; and
3. Cancer Council NSW Consumer Review Form, available here.

Box Rallies funding is:

  • open to all Australian cancer researchers;
  • open to research projects on any aspect of cancer, including its causes, mechanisms, prevention, treatment and care, and the organisation and performance of cancer control services;
  • awarded for up to three years, commencing in January 2020; and
  • valued up to $450,000 over three years.

Applications open on 6 March 2019. Closing dates are: 8 May 2019 for the NHMRC Ideas Grants (through RGMS) and 22 May 2019 for Supplementary Questions/Consumer Review Forms.

For further information on consumer involvement in research, click here.
For further information on Cancer Council NSW Project Grants and Box Rallies Grant, please visit Cancer Council NSW, or contact Cancer Council NSW Research Grant Management Team (

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, 2019 Progress/Final Report – April  30, 2019