Funding research with the power to beat cancer!

ACRF cancer research grantsThe ACRF is thrilled to have received 12 applications for world-class cancer research after submissions for ACRF grants in 2012 closed last Friday.

Together, the applications represent a need for $41.7 million in cutting-edge technologies and/or capital works for the development of high-tech facilities and collaborative initiatives. It is a strong indication of how important it is for the ACRF and other bodies to continue funding research that has the potential to make significant break-throughs in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Six applications have been received from Brisbane, with two each in Sydney and Melbourne, and then one more in each of Adelaide and Perth. The scope of works is truly impressive, and it’s fantastic to see the research expertise within so many Australian states represented in this mix.

The ACRF will now look to its esteemed Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC) to recommend the most outstanding cancer research proposals for ACRF funding support. Please click here to know more about our MRAC.

ACRF is committed to funding research with the power to beat cancer. A shortlist of applicants will be announced on June 1st, and from there, the MRAC will commence interviews and site visits of each facility.

The ACRF will announce its final grant awardees in November 2012.