current grant opportunities available to HCRA members to support their research endeavours

Grant opportunities

Implementation Science Flagship Program: 2018 Student Awards

The Implementation Flagship Program Steering Committee has made funding available for a number of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Awards in 2018, and are now welcoming applications from eligible students. These competitive and merit-based awards are aimed at enabling HCRA HDR students aligned to the Implementation Science Flagship Program to achieve research outputs during 2018/19.

For this round, awards of $2,500 - $5,000 are available with the total funding pool capped at $15,000. Suitable uses for these awards include:

  • Direct research costs that will expedite project completion;
  • Publication costs that will allow for open-access or higher impact dissemination; or
  • Domestic or international travel to a scientific meeting to present research findings

The proposed use of the award, including an indicative budget, is required to be disclosed at the time of application. Funds cannot be used for salary support (for the applicant), living expenses or infrastructure costs.

If you would like to apply for one of these awards, please read the guidelines below carefully and fill in the application form. The eligibility criteria must be met for the application to be considered.

Completed applications and supporting documents should be emailed to HCRA@newcastle.edu.au by 5pm, Wednesday 1st November 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions about these awards please contact Susan Goode at HCRA@newcastle.edu.au or 4042 0855.

2018 HDR Student Award Guidelines (PDF 538KB)
2018 HDR Student Award Application Form (DOC 268KB)

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 the Alliance.

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 2017 applications are:

Applications received from 28th January- 28th April will be considered for May 2017 funding round

Applications received from 29th April- 28th July will be considered for August 2017 funding round

Applications received from 29th July- 27th October will be considered for November 2017 funding round

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 266KB)

HCRA Clinical Cancer Research Fund Application (DOC 235KB)

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