Funding Opportunities

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

Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) Grants

Cancer Council Queensland’s scheme for cancer research funding is called the Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) grants scheme. The ACCR grants scheme has replaced CCQ’s long-running Cancer Research Project Grants scheme.

The ACCR grants aim to:

  • Stimulate innovative, collaborative cancer research to make major advances in areas of need.
  • Accelerate the translation of research findings into improved prevention, outcomes, clinical practice or health policy to improve the survival and well-being of cancer patients.
  • Develop the capacity of high-quality cancer research groups in Queensland by encouraging effective research collaboration between universities, health services and medical and scientific research institutes.

Up to two ACCR grants will be awarded in 2022 for funding to commence on 1 January 2023. Each grant will:

  • Be of four years’ duration.
  • 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 (by invitation only).

Application resources:

Key dates for 2022

Expressions of Interest open: 28 March 2022 at 9am
Expressions of Interest close: 12 May 2022 at 4pm
Shortlisted applications announced: 4 July 2022
Full applications close: 25 August 2022 at 4pm
Successful applications announced: 10 November 2022

Click here to apply

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 Information for current ACCR grant recipients: Progress Report Template Guidelines for Financial Statements Due date for reports 28 February 2022 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…