Up to $10 million in cancer research funding available through the Australian Cancer Research Foundation

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has begun accepting applications for their 2013 annual Cancer Research Grant Round.

The ACRF provides major grants between $1.5 and $5 million to develop state-of-the-art, collaborative research centres and purchase advanced technologies and equipment. Grants of this magnitude are not available from any other private funding body in Australia.

CEO of the ACRF, David Brettell said, “Our grants fund truly world-class research and we’re prepared to award up to $5 million for any single initiative which has the potential to deliver outstanding results.”

“This is what differentiates us from the many other agencies and organisations providing funding support and raising funds,” said Mr Brettell.

The ACRF funds research in Australia that has the power to make significant breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Some of the biggest research outcomes made possible through ACRF funding are the cervical cancer vaccine, co-developed by Professor Ian Frazer AC, and the dedicated genetic research laboratory housed within the newly opened Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney.

Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and recipient of $5 million in ACRF funds, Professor John Mattick has said, “The significant funding that the ACRF provides for advanced technologies and infrastructure, which is rarely available elsewhere, empowers visionary research teams to rapidly advance our understanding, and treatments for, cancer.”

The ACRF is a ‘seed’ funding body and is interested in applications for larger scale research projects whose value is over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF.

All applications for grants are considered and assessed by the world-class standards of the ACRF’s Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC), a group of highly distinguished cancer scientists. The MRAC’s recommendations for funding are then reviewed and finalised by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

The 2013 Cancer Research Grant Round closes Friday, May 10, 2013. Applicants will be shortlisted for further assessment in the following month.

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