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.

Advice to applicants for 2023 grants. The Supplementary Questions and Consumer Review forms will be moving to online versions in 2022. Major changes to the questions are NOT expected.

Project Grant Outcomes

2021 grants awarded

Guidelines Application forms
  • Cancer Council Supplementary Questions
  • Consumer Review Form

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

Key Dates and Deadlines

09 Mar 2022NHMRC Ideas Grant / CCNSW Project Grant applications open
06 Apr 2022Minimum data due for NHMRC Ideas Grant via Sapphire
4 May 2022Closing date for NHMRC Ideas Grant applications via Sapphire
18 May 2022Closing date for submission of Supplementary Questions (to National Cancer Research Grants Secretariat at
18 May 2022Closing date for submission of Consumer Review Forms (to Cancer Council NSW at
December 2021Successful applicants of grants commencing in 2022 have been advised.



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