Apply for a grant

The Cancer Research Trust invites applications for grants to support New Zealand-based initiatives that will lead to improvements in the prevention, detection, diagnosis or treatment of cancer, or improvements in palliative care.

These initiatives can be in the field of cancer-related public health or biomedical, clinical, epidemiological or psychosocial & may relate to:

  • Education and training of students embarking on careers related to cancer care and/or cancer research
  • Continuing professional development of individuals involved in cancer care and/or cancer research
  • Event support for invited speakers at conferences or support for training courses
  • Hypothesis-based clinical or biomedical research in the field of cancer-related public health, cancer prevention, cancer treatment or the delivery of palliative care.
  • Other projects or activities related to cancer.

Application closing dates

Award Closing Date Outcome Date

Professional Development Awards Round 1 (Max $3,000 – for travel after May 1st 2019)

Fri 16 March 2020

late April 2020

Professional Development Awards Round 2 (Max $3,000 – for travel after Jan 1st 2020)

Tue 1 September 2020

early December 2020

Professional Development Event Application - conference or training course
Mon 16 March 2020
Tue 1 September 2020
late April 2020
early December 2020

Research Project Grants - for 2019 maximum is $80,000

Tue 1 September 2020

early December 2020

Special Purpose Grants

Tue 1 September 2020

early December 2020

Postgraduate Scholarship

Thu 1 October 2020

early December 2020

John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

Thu 1 October 2020

early December 2020

Murray Jackson Clinical Fellowship (Medical)

Thu 1 October 2020

early December 2020

Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses

Thu 1 October 2020

early December 2020