Funding Opportunities

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

CCQ Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) Grants

Cancer Council Queensland has implemented a new scheme for cancer research funding 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 new funding scheme is intended to:

  • Stimulate innovative, collaborative cancer research.
  • Develop the capacity of high-quality cancer research groups in Queensland.
  • Accelerate the progress of research to improve the survival and well-being of cancer patients.

Up to two ACCR grants will be awarded in 2020 for funding to commence on 1 January 2021. Each grant will:

  • Be for a maximum term of four years.
  • 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).

Detailed Instructions for Applicants can be found here.

Key dates for 2020

Expressions of Interest open: 30 March 2020 at 9am
Expressions of Interest close: 14 May 2020 at 5pm
Shortlisted applications announced: 6 July 2020
Full applications close: 28 August 2020 at 5pm
Successful applications announced: 12 November 2020

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How can I find out more information?

Enquiries about Cancer Council Queensland research funding opportunities should be directed to:

CCQ Research Grants Team
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.

Cancer Council NSW Project Grants

Applications for Cancer Council NSW Project Grants are now open for funding commencing in 2021.

Cancer Council NSW Project Grants for 2021 are open to all Australian cancer researchers.

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, commencing in January 2021.
  • valued up to $450,000 over three years (minimum budget request is $300,000).

Applications for funding are aligned with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Ideas Grants submission and review processes. The scheme also meets the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) requirements to be reported as Category 1.

Researchers wishing to apply for Cancer Council NSW Project Grants will need to complete the following:

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

Application closing dates

  • 8 April 2020 – NHMRC Ideas Grants minimum data
  • 6 May 2020 – NHMRC Ideas Grants (through Sapphire)
  • 20 May 2020 – Supplementary Questions and Consumer Review Forms

For further information on Cancer Council NSW Project Grants, please visit Cancer Council NSW, or contact the Research Grants Management Team at

Information For Grant Recipients

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 Statements Due dates for reports Financial Statement – 31 January 2021 Progress/Final Report – 30 April 2021