Funding Opportunities


SWTCRC Infrastructure Access Fund - Applications now closed

To support cancer research in western Sydney, the SWTCRC has funding available to contribute to the cost of accessing or utilizing a wide range of specialized infrastructure necessary to deliver high quality research. This initiative aims to enable access to infrastructure thereby supporting both the research project and the infrastructure facilities or services.

The fund is not designed to fund personnel or other direct research costs, so should only be applied for if the project has funding to complete the other necessary aspects of the project.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed as they are received. Once all available funding has been committed we will close the fund to new applications.

Please see the attached guidelines, application form and information about some of the facilities available through WIMR Scientific Platforms, The Westmead Research Hub or the University of Sydney Core Facilities. Note, applications do not need to limit themselves to these suggested facilities but we encourage local facility use where appropriate.

Early Career Researcher Accelerator Grants

The SWTCRC ECR Accelerator Grants are intended to provide funding to develop and support researchers and clinician researchers who have no more than five year’s post-doctoral experience who can demonstrate an emerging track record of research output, ability and potential as a future cancer research leader.

The Accelerator Grant will support full-time or fractional salary. Applications from PhD qualified researchers and PhD qualified clinician-researchers are welcomed.

Accelerator grants can support salary for a variety of research activities including but not limited to; extension or completion of current research projects, small pilot projects to gather preliminary data to support future grant applications, manuscript preparation or grant writing support.

Please see the attached guidelines, application form.

Conference Travel Funding

The SWTCRC provides financial support to cancer researchers and clinical professionals to present their work at a national or international conference. In 2020 there will be two rounds of conference support;

Round 1.

Conference Travel

January 1 – June 30, 2020

Applications closed

Round 2.

Conference Travel

July 1 – December 31, 2020

Applications due August 7, 2020

Applicants are required to have an abstract accepted for presentation at the conference.

Other Funding

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