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WA cancer researchers are being encouraged to apply for the next round of Cancer Research Project Grants, after $2.52 million was awarded to Cancer Council WA over three years through the Cook government’s Future Health Research and Innovation Fund (FHRI).

Cancer Council WA CEO, Ashley Reid, said the funding will both boost the existing Cancer Research Project Grant scheme and provide funding for research project grants in key priority areas.

“We can now offer funding to help address cancer research conducted in key priority areas, including for the first time, targeting Aboriginal health, with a focus on research designed and led by Aboriginal researchers,” Mr Reid said.

“Together with the other priority areas – rural and remote health, clinical health, and public health – these streams create an important opportunity to direct resources towards identified areas of cancer research need and expand the breadth of the projects and researchers we fund.”

The grants, worth $140,000, fund 12-month projects that provide the financial support for the implementation and development of key research ideas, establishing the potential for further funding opportunities and translation of ideas.

Mr Reid said the grants are open to all WA cancer researchers, with the priority grants inviting applications from health professionals in the fields of public health, Aboriginal health, nursing, allied health, clinical research, and general practice.

“In addition to our donor funding, this partnership means we can now fund more local cancer researchers to lead exciting and innovative research that has the potential to dramatically improve the way we prevent, detect, and treat cancer,” he said.

Applications for the Cancer Research Project Grants are open from May 15, 2024 until June 26, 2024.

For more information or to apply take a look at our funding opportunities.