Infrastructure Grants

Closing date for Letter of Intent: 5:00pm 21 November, 2017

The new Infrastructure Grant Scheme is designed to support enhancements to existing cancer research infrastructure within NSW in any of the following areas: big data systems for health services research, systems biology, bioinformatics, genomics or proteomics. 

The scheme will support multidisciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to enhance existing infrastructure capacities within NSW. The Infrastructure grants are worth between $300,000 and $1 million for up to 2 years. Funding will commence in April 2018.

  • Applicants must be ready to commence the project in April 2018, and have existing resources (hardware, software, and/or people) in place to support the proposed infrastructure.
  • The scheme will support important enhancements to existing cancer research infrastructure that will build upon or link with other NSW cancer research infrastructure. Applicants for new research infrastructure may be considered, however applicants must clearly demonstrate how the infrastructure will be operational by the end of the grant funding period.
  • The requested infrastructure must fill a demonstrable gap in NSW, add value to and strengthen an existing research program; and have clear plans for supporting cancer control.
  • Chief Investigator A must reside in NSW and conduct the research program in a NSW host institution.


For the Infrastructure grant scheme, submission process involves a two-step process – Letter of Intent and Full Application.

Applicants are to complete and submit the letter of intent by 5:00pm 21 November 2017.  Once a Letter of Intent form is received by Cancer Council NSW, the Full Application form and Consumer Review form will be emailed to the applicant.

Full Applications are to be submitted to Cancer Council NSW by 5:00pm 21 December 2017.

Download the Information for Applicants and Letter of Intent Form