Project Grant applications

Project grants are open to all Australian cancer researchers.  Applications for funding are aligned with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Ideas Grants submission and review processes.

Cancer Council NSW Project Grants are:

  • 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
  • valued up to $450,000 over three years
  • open to all Australian cancer researchers

Researchers wishing to apply for Cancer Council NSW Project Grants must complete:

  1. NHMRC Ideas Grant application. In the Sapphire application, applicants to select ‘Cancer Council’ as a funding option
  2. Supplementary Questions document; and
  3. Consumer Review Form.

Project Grant Outcomes

Due to the extension of the NHMRC Ideas Grant Scheme process, the timeline for the current round of the Cancer Council Project Grants has also been delayed with our Consumer Review Panel meeting January 2021.

As such, we expect to notify researchers of the outcome of applications late February 2021.

Guidelines Application forms

Read further information on consumer involvement in research, and/ or where to find a qualified consumer.

Key Dates and Deadlines

10 March 2021 NHMRC Ideas Grant / CCNSW Project Grant applications open
7 April 2021Closing date for submission of NHMRC Ideas Grant minimum data via Sapphire
5 May 2021Closing date for NHMRC Ideas Grant applications via Sapphire
19 May 2021Closing date for submission of Supplementary Questions (to National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat at *
19 May 2021Closing date for submission of Consumer Review Forms (to Cancer Council NSW at
TBASuccessful applicants to be notified.

*Please note: the Supplementary Questions form was amended in 2021. The amended Supplementary Questions Form must be used.


Research Grant Management Team