2019 Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Round – Now Open!

The Victorian Cancer Agency is a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services that funds translational cancer research to improve clinical practice and outcomes for Victorian cancer patients.

The Victorian Cancer Agency’s research grants have been supporting innovation and excellence in cancer research since 2006, investing more than $200 million into translational research and infrastructure.

The following funding schemes are now open and will close at 5.00 pm on 25 September 2019:

  • Early Career Research Fellowships
  • Biomedical research stream
  • Non-biomedical research stream
  • Mid-Career Research Fellowships
  • Biomedical research stream
  • Non-biomedical research stream
  • Clinical Research Fellowships
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening Research Grants.


Applications are encouraged from multiple disciplines across the translational cancer research continuum.


Please note: A standalone Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Research scheme will not run in 2019. Nurses and allied health professionals who meet the eligibility criteria can apply through the Early Career and Mid-Career Research Fellowship schemes.


More information, including guidelines, funding rules and a link to the application forms can be found on our website: http://www.victoriancanceragency.vic.gov.au 


Answers to frequently asked questions can also be found on the website, however should you have further questions, please call us on 1300 664 737 or send an email via victorian.canceragency@dhhs.vic.gov.au.