Sydney Cancer Partners Seed Grants

The SCP Seed Grant scheme is open to Early and Mid-Career Cancer Researchers (E/MCRs) who are SCP members working at Sydney Health Partner member institutions.

The goal is to support E/MCRs to conduct a semi-independent project, that will assist their career development and applications for future funding.

SCP Seed Grants are valued at up to $20K over 12 months, with an additional amount of up to $30K available for access to research core facilities, services or equipment.

Further details are outlined in the SCP Seed Grant Guidelines.

Applications close 5pm, 19 October 2022.

Sydney Cancer Partners Pilot Study Grants

The SCP Pilot Study Grant scheme is open to all researchers who are SCP members working at Sydney Health Partner member institutions.

The goal is to build research capacity in NSW by supporting researchers to conduct a pilot study that will increase the competitiveness of applications for external funding to conduct translational cancer research.

SCP Pilot Study Grants are valued at up to $60K per annum, for up to 2 years.

Further details are outlined in the SCP Pilot Study Grant Guidelines.

Applications close 5pm, 19 October 2022.

Translational Partners Fellowship Scheme

EOI Applications Closed

Supporting future research leaders through a new Translational Partners Fellowship award.

Conference & Travel Funding

Applications closed

SCP has limited funding available to support members presenting research results at a national or international conference.

This scheme aims to:

  • Support the professional development and expand the knowledge of SCP members.
  • Build interest and expertise in translational cancer research and evidence based clinical practice.
  • Disseminate knowledge and information through the SCP website and other events.

Key Dates

Round 1: July 1 – September 31, 2022. Applications close 30 June 2022
Round 2: October 1 – December 31, 2022. Applications close 1 September 2022

Successful applicants will receive up to:

  • $1,000 to present in person at a conference within Australia.
  • $4,000 to present in person at an international conference.
  • $500 for registration fees to present at a virtual conference.


Funding for in-person events can be used for registration fees, travel, and reasonable accommodation expenses. Per diem and meal reimbursement is not a claimable expense. Awardees are required to submit original invoices or receipts for reimbursement.

Funding for virtual conferences is limited to the registration fee.

PhD Scholarships Program

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Applications for these scholarships are open to domestic PhD candidates (current or commencing) whose research aligns with Sydney Cancer Partners key objectives across a wide spectrum of cancer research. Scholarships are valued at the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate, tenable for a maximum of 3.5 years.

Research projects should:

  1. focus on cancer research,
  2. address a clinically relevant question and/or be sponsored by a multidisciplinary cancer care team,
  3. have a strong translational component or implementation science basis,
  4. be in an area of strength of the University of Sydney and be well supported by an experienced team.

The primary supervisor must be a member of Sydney Cancer Partners


NSW Cancer Conference HDR student & ECR Registration Support

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Sydney Cancer Partners with the support of the Cancer Institute NSW is proud to offer early bird registration funding for higher degree research (HDR) students and early career researchers (ECR) to present their research at the NSW Cancer Conference 2022. The inaugural NSW Cancer Conference will be held on September 15 & 16 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth in Sydney’s CBD. Applications are open for funding to support early bird registration for HDR student & ECR members who have submitted an abstract for oral or poster presentation. For this scheme, an ECR is defined as someone less than 5 years post award of their PhD.
Abstract submission closes 30 May 2022. 
Registration support application closes 10 June 2022. 
  • NSW Cancer Conference 2022 Registration Support is open to SCP members who are HDR students at, or ECR employees of a SHP affiliated institution.
  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract via the conference web site by the closing date.
  • Applications for Registration Support must be received by 5pm, Friday June 10, 2022.

Periodically we will announce new funding opportunities or share news of relevant external funding opportunities. Become a member today to receive updates straight to your inbox. 

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External funding opportunities

The CINSW Research Fellowships are highly prestigious and competitive awards for researchers to build on their research capability and become leaders of their own research team.

There are two levels of Fellowships offered by the Cancer Institute NSW:

  • Early Career Fellowships – aimed at encouraging early career researchers (1–to5 years post PhD completion) to build on their research capability and become leaders of their own research team.
  • Career Development Fellowships – aimed at mid-career researchers (5–to10 years post PhD completion) who demonstrate the potential to undertake research that will have major significance to cancer outcomes.

Submissions close: 25 May 2022 (1pm)

More information

The Cancer Institute NSW funds world-class translational research in NSW through the Translational Program Grants (TPG).

The research will provide the evidence to drive rapid improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and subsequently, survival and quality of life for cancer patients in NSW. The research supported by the Cancer Institute NSW will be performance driven and deliver meaningful and significant outcomes.

More information and to apply