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Our Grants Advisory Committee structure

The Research Grants Advisory Committee (Research Committee) is a committee of Cancer Council WA. The primary role of the Research Grants Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee’s is to assist Cancer Council WA in fulfilling its responsibilities to ensure an investment in the highest quality research in WA in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Express your interest in becoming a Research Committee or Subcommittee member

Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below.

Submitted EOI forms will be reviewed by Cancer Council WA and our Research Grant Advisory Committee Chair. Once approved, nominees will be invited to join the Research Grant Advisory Committee or one of its Subcommittees, or shortlisted if all eligible places are filled.

Our scientific members are researchers from recognised research institutions in Western Australia. Membership is determined by maximising excellence and diversity by giving consideration to track record, administering and research institutions and area/s of expertise.

Potential members may be asked to a brief meeting/interview with the Research Grants Advisory Committee Chair.

Opportunities are available for researchers at all career stages.

Express your interest in being an External Reviewer

Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below.

External Reviewers are required for specific grant/funding rounds such as the Research Project Grants, Expression of Intent stage. Specific expertise may be required for a particular grant/funding opportunity.

Expectations of committee members

Our Research Committee and Subcommittees are primarily responsible for the peer review of applications. Our Research Committee members also provide guidance on the strategic directions of our Research Funding Program.

Research Committee members are expected to exemplify integrity in all involvement with the peer-review process, including notifying the Cancer Council WA of any potential or actual conflict of interest.

Membership terms

Committee and Postdoctoral Subcommittee 2 x three year terms run consecutively
Pre-doctoral Sub-committee Two years
Collaborative Cancer Grant Scheme Committee 2 x three application year terms run consecutively

See who is a current member of this committee.

Positions on our panels are volunteer positions and no honoraria are paid, however approved out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed.

For further information or questions, please contact Research Funding Program Team on (08) 9212 4333 or at

EOI Research Committee or Subcommittee member

Applicant Details

Which Committee or Subcommittee are you nominating for?
Check all the relevant item/s
If you have many educational and professional qualifications, please include the qualifications that are most relevant to the role.
Choose an item most relevant to your area of expertise: Basic Science; Clinical Medical and Science; Health Services Research; Public Health Research; Psychosocial / Behavioural; Patient Care and Survivorship.
Are you in receipt of funds from the Tobacco industry or companies or other entities involved in manufacturing, distribution, promotion or sale of any other product or service known to cause cancer or to increase cancer risk (including, but not limited to, solaria, asbestos, alcohol, environmental carcinogens, sugared beverages, and other energy dense nutrient poor foods) .(Required)
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We need to collect personal information to process this referral, communicate with you and conduct normal business. By providing your personal information, you agree that your information will be used and disclosed by Cancer Council WA in accordance with our Collection Statement and Privacy Policy. On submission you will be added to a list of potential contributors to our Research Funding Program, either as committee member or for ad hoc peer review. To ensure excellence and diversity, invitations are based on: track record; administering and research organisations; and research area/s of expertise.