Top Australian researchers bid for ACRF grants

Millions of dollars in ACRF funding will soon be awarded to Australia’s top cancer research teams, with this week heralding our final stage of assessments.

Today and tomorrow, lead researchers from five shortlisted institutes will meet with the ACRF’s esteemed Advisory Committee (which is chaired by Professor Ian Frazer AC) for the final interviews which will ultimately determine the successful research teams.

Shortlisted applicants include two institutes from Sydney: the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, and the Children’s Medical Research Institute, as well as the QIMR Berghofer Cancer Research Institute in Brisbane, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

Each applicant has applied for funding to support breakthrough research into many types of cancers. This funding for high impact technologies and facilities is not available through any other private cancer charity and will make a significant difference to each research teams’ ability to speed up important discoveries.

The MRAC’s recommendation will be given to our Board of Trustees, after which, on 13th November, the ACRF will publically announce the 2013 recipients of our cancer research grants. They will receive funding amounts of between $2m and $5m to either entirely fulfil their research goals and/or to kick-start major collaborative research initiatives.

For more on the ACRF’s Cancer Research Grants, visit: https://acrf.com.au/cancer-research-grants/