Research Project Grant applications

Research Project Grant applications for funding commencing in 2018.

Research Project Grants are available over three years with funding up to $450,000.
Cancer Council NSW funds any aspect of cancer, including its causes, mechanisms, prevention, treatment and care, and the organisation and performance of cancer control services.

Key Dates 2017

11 January Call for applications open
15 March Closing date NHMRC applications
17 March Closing date Supplementary Questions
31 March Closing date Consumer Review Form
May-August NHMRC assessment of applications
October Consumer Review Panel
November Recommendations to Cancer Council Board
December Applicants advised of outcome


How to Apply

  1. Submit application via NHMRC RGMS in accordance with NHMRC advice and instructions.
  2. Complete and submit Cancer Council Supplementary Questions form.
  3. Complete and submit Cancer Council Consumer Review form.



Policy and Conditions of Award RGMS Login
Information for Applicants Supplementary Questions form
Consumer Review Guidelines Consumer Review form

Supplementary Questions

Consumer Review form


  • Chief Investigator A must be affiliated with a NSW Administering Institution.
  • The majority of the research must be conducted in NSW.
  • The majority of costs must be incurred in NSW.
  • The purchase of products or services must be directly related to the NSW component of any collaborative project.
  • Chief Investigator A may hold no more than two concurrent Cancer Council NSW Project Grants.
  • Chief Investigators on any current Cancer Council NSW Program Grants are ineligible.
  • Strategic Research Partnership Grant (STREP) Chief Investigators may simultaneously hold a Project Grant for research not related to that funded under the Partnership agreement.

For detailed eligibility information see the Policy and Conditions of Award for Project Grants.


Review process

Review of applications to Cancer Council NSW occurs in four stages:

  1. Applications are initially reviewed through the NHMRC peer review system for scientific quality, significance and innovation, and team quality and capacity.
  2. NHMRC fundable proposals (Category 4 or above) are eligible for review by Cancer Council NSW’s Consumer Review Panel for potential benefit and engagement with cancer consumers.
  3. NHMRC scientific scores and the Consumer Review Panel scores are combined equally to derive the final Cancer Council NSW score and ranked funding list.
  4. Applicants are notified of outcomes in December each year and funding is formally awarded by Cancer Council NSW Board at the annual Research Awards event.



For enquiries about the NHMRC application process contact:

NHMRC Research Help Centre
Tel: 1800 500 983

For enquiries about applications to Cancer Council NSW contact:
John Williams
Research Governance Officer