Funding Opportunities

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

Cancer Council Queensland Next Generation Cancer Research Fellowships

Cancer Council Queensland is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for early career researchers in Queensland: “Cancer Council Queensland Next Generation Cancer Research Fellowships”.

Cancer Council Queensland is partnering with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on the NHMRC Investigator Grant Scheme.

The next round of the NHMRC Investigator Grant Scheme will open for applications on Wednesday 13 September 2023, for funding to commence in January 2025.

Eligibility and application process

Applications will be via the NHMRC Investigator Grant application process. Details can be found on the GrantConnect and NHMRC websites.

Cancer Council Queensland will consider applicants for Emerging Leadership Level 1 (EL1) fellowships whose research proposal is focussed on cancer.

Applicants for a Cancer Council Queensland Next Generation Cancer Research Fellowship must:

  • tick the ‘Cancer Council Queensland’ box in the Partner Organisation section of the NHMRC Investigator Grant application form
  • submit their application through an Administering Institution in Queensland
  • ensure at least 75% of the planned research is conducted at the Administering Institution or Participating Institutions in Queensland, this percentage to be calculated from the Research Effort percentages listed by applicants in Section 5.3 of the application.

Cancer Council Queensland will consider applicants who meet the above criteria and are considered fundable but are unsuccessful in obtaining NHMRC funding.


  • Up to four fellowships may be awarded per grant round.
  • Each fellowship will provide $150,000 per year for 5 years (comprising $50,000 for research costs and $100,000 towards salary).
  • A Funding Agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the fellowship will be established between Cancer Council Queensland and the recipient’s Administering Institution.

Requirements of fellowship

Recipients of the Cancer Council Queensland Next Generation Cancer Research Fellowships will be required to:

  1. participate in the annual research awards function
  2. assist in identification of publicity opportunities and be proactive in media promotion of newsworthy research outcomes as a result of Cancer Council Queensland’s funding and support
  3. acknowledge Cancer Council Queensland in any publications or media publicity relating to the supported research
  4. contribute to the fundraising activities of Cancer Council Queensland including meeting reasonable requests to attend and present at events and assist with research profiles for fundraising campaigns
  5. submit an annual progress report to Cancer Council Queensland.

How can I find out more information?

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

Manager, Research Operations
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. The 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.

Information For Grant Recipients

Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) Grants Reporting requirements for recipients of ACCR Grants are outlined in the Funding Agreement. A list of relevant documentation is below: Progress Report template Final Report template Financial Report template Carry Forward Request Form Due dates for reporting Progress reports – 28 February Final reports – 30 April