The Cancer Prevention and Screening Research Grant is designed to support research with a focus on cancer prevention and screening outcomes.

About the grant

Applications may focus on areas of Cancer Prevention and Screening including:

  • Improving prevention strategies for known modifiable risk factors, including behavioural or economic approaches
  • Evaluating prevention strategies and impact on behaviour change
  • Increasing understanding of screening behaviour, and development of new approaches to improve participation in screening programs.
  • Development or evaluation of risk-stratification tools and targeted approaches to cancer prevention and screening.

The objectives of the Cancer Prevention and Screening Research Grants are to:

  • Provide support for researchers to pursue innovative, high-quality research and develop capacity in translational cancer research
  • Promote effective translation of research into health policy and/or clinical practice
  • Foster and build capacity in the translational cancer research workforce
  • Provide opportunities to expand and improve collaborations between research teams.

Applications must demonstrate active consumer and community involvement. 

The intent of this scheme is to provide funding for new initiatives that complement existing work that is not currently funded through other sources. It is not intended to be used to replace existing funding.

Applicants must have a defined research project research with a focus on cancer prevention and screening outcomes and provide evidence of organisational support for the project.

Applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia. Applicants must also be based in Victoria, Australia for majority of the funding period.

Before you begin

Note that the application period closed on 25 September 2019

Read the Cancer Prevention and Screening Research Grant 2019 Guidelines (Word) to confirm eligibility.

Review the following attachments that may be required:

  • Completed the Biosketch Template (for the Chief Investigator) - This document should describe all relevant qualifications, previous appointments, achievements, a top 5 list of publications, a total number of relevant publications and other research related activities. This document must not exceed 5 pages with size 10 Arial font. Bio sketches greater than 5 pages will not be provided to the evaluation panel.
  • File upload of images referenced in project description
  • Completed Administering Organisation Certification Form
  • Completed Research Organisation Certification Form (if different to Administering Organisation)
  • Completed Consumer Evaluation Panel Form Template.


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Applications have now closed.

Closing date

Closing date
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 5:00 pm AEST
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