Grant opportunities

Implementation Science Flagship Program: Collaborative and Capacity Building Travel Funding

The HCRA Implementation Science Flagship Program Steering Committee has established a new travel funding scheme in 2018 to support collaborative site visits (Round 1) and attendance at capacity building short-courses (Round 2) for members aligned to the Implementation Science Flagship Program.

Round 1 applications are now welcome from eligible members working in areas aligned to the Flagship Program. For round 1, travel funding support of up to $5000 per applicant is available to support site visit travel in 2018 that will enable the applicant to:

  • travel to the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Alberta, Canada to contribute to the international collaboration that has been established between this institution and UON/HCRA for research focussed on psychosocial care for cancer patients; or
  • travel to another site (within Australia or Internationally) to achieve collaborative research outcomes that are aligned to an area of focus for the Implementation Science Flagship Program; or
  • Host a research collaborator at UON/HCRA that will contribute to either of the above.

Interested HCRA members should read the guidelines carefully, paying close attention to the eligibility criteria, scheme priorities and supporting documentation required, before completing the application form. Members interested in travelling to the University of Calgary/Tom Baker Cancer Centre must contact a member of the local working group prior to commencing an application (see guidelines for further details).

Guidelines - Round 1, 2018 (pdf 267KB)

Application Form - Round 1, 2018 (doc 259KB)

Applications for Round 1 must be submitted via email to HCRA-Implementation@newcastle.edu.au no later than 5pm, Monday 26th March 2018.

Enquiries should be directed to Melissa McEnallay - HCRA-Implementation@newcastle.edu or 4042 0857.

Further details on Round 2 of this funding scheme, which will prioritise support for applicants to attend Implementation Science short courses or workshops, will be released in early 2018.

2017 Travel Awards - Round Two

Applications are now welcome from HCRA members seeking support for conference travel that occurs between July and December 2017.

The purpose of the scheme is to support RHD students, ECRs and MCRs to present their research findings at conferences and scientific meetings. Interested applicants should read the guidelines found below before emailing completed application forms to HCRA@newcastle.edu.au along with the supporting documentation required.

For Round Two in 2017, the following caveats apply -

Domestic travel:

  • the funding amount available to support domestic conference travel (i.e. within Australia) will be capped at $500 (exc. GST)
  • available to Early Career Researchers (<5 years post-doc) & Mid-Career Researchers (5 – 15 years post-doc) and Research Higher Degree (RHD) students

International travel:

  • the funding available to support international conference travel (i.e. outside of Australia) will be capped at $1000 (exc. GST)
  • available to Early Career Researchers (<5 years post-doc) & Mid-Career Researchers (5 – 15 years post-doc) only.
  • HCRA Travel Awards to support international conference travel are not available to Research Higher Degree (RHD) students in 2017

Travel Award Guidelines (PDF, 292 KB)

Travel Award Application Form (DOC, 292KB)

Note: this funding will remain open until the funds allocated for this initiative are exhausted.

Statistical Support Grants

HCRA is now welcoming applications for funding to support HCRA members to access the services of the HMRI CReDITSS unit (Clinical Research Design, Information Technology and Statistical Support) for cancer research projects.

Statistical support grants of up to a maximum of $2000 are available to HCRA members to support cancer research projects that directly align with the vision and objectives of the alliance.

Interested HCRA members should read the guidelines found below closely before emailing completed application forms to HCRA@newcastle.edu.au along with supporting documentation.

2017 Statistical Support Grants Guidelines (PDF 180KB)

2017 Statistical Support Grant Applications (DOC 293KB)

Note: this funding will remain open until the funds allocated for this initiative are exhausted.

Clinical Cancer Research Fund

HCRA is now welcoming applications for infrastructure funding requests to support clinical cancer research.

The aim of the scheme is to support infrastructure needs of clinical oncology research aligned with the vision and objectives of HCRA.

Clinical Cancer Research Infrastructure Grants for a maximum of $10 000 each will be available to HCRA members involved in clinical research to support essential infrastructure including small equipment purchases, service contracts, software and other research tools. The Lead Applicant must be a CMN employee, however, external collaborations are encouraged.

The funding will be allocated on a quarterly basis.  Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered for funding in the next available round.

Important dates for 2018 applications are:

Quarterly funding round

Application submission deadline

Outcomes available

Round One: January

5pm, Monday 22 January 2018

Mid-February

Round Two: May

5pm, Monday 23 April 2018

Mid-May

Round Three: August

5pm, Monday 23 July 2018

Mid-August

Round Four: November

5pm, Monday 22 October 2018

Mid-November

Interested HCRA members should read the guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility and compliance before emailing the completed application form and supporting documentation to HCRA@newcastle.edu.au

HCRA Clinical Cancer Research Fund Guidelines (PDF 384KB)

HCRA Clinical Cancer Research Fund Application (DOC 270KB)

The University of Newcastle, Australia Hunter New England Local Health District Calvary Mater Newcastle Hunter Medical Research Institute Cancer Institute NSW