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SW-TCRC Bridging Support Scheme


The SW-TCRC is seeking expressions of interest from established or emerging research programs within our affiliated institutions for our Bridging Support Scheme. SW-TCRC affiliated researchers who had NHMRC Project grants that were ranked highly but not funded in the 2016 round of funding are particularly encouraged to submit an EOI. The Bridging Support Scheme aims to;
• reciprocally enhance and strengthen both research programs
• maintain the quality and quantity of T1 and T2 research being conducted across the SW-TCRC
• facilitate key new research, or enable research momentum to continue in a research program that will aid a subsequent application for external funding
The SW-TCRC offers this scheme to enhance the current SW-TCRC research strategy and partnerships. Therefore, projects which add value to areas in which the SW-TCRC has existing activities are particularly sought.

Bridging Support Scheme Criteria
To be eligible for the Bridging Support Scheme the following criteria must be met:
1. Projects should demonstrate the potential to add value to current SW-TCRC Flagship Programs/Partner Programs or be classified as a Flagship Program as defined by the Cancer Institute NSW
2. Projects should have been ranked highly, but not funded, in an external peer-reviewed grant scheme in 2016
3. Projects should have already obtained ethics and governance clearance where required

What the SW-TCRC has to offer
A one-off grant of $150,000 is available and must be utilized within the current SW-TCRC funding period (to June 2016). Funding can be used for personnel and direct research costs.

Please consult the guidelines attached for further detail. Application should be submitted on the form attached by COB February 12, 2016.