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 research & 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 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.

Special Call for applications for Cooperative Group Clinical Trials and Public Health Research

Cancer Research Trust NZ (CRTNZ) funds research across the Cancer Control spectrum, from prevention, through diagnosis and treatment to end of life care. In recent years the Trust has received few research applications in the fields of cancer-related Public Health and Clinical Trials. This has concerned the Assessment Committee and Trust Board, and discussions with key players in these areas have identified that the $80k cap on Research Project funding is a limiting factor. Both Public Health research and Clinical Trials tend to require a large amount of person time (salaries) and it is difficult to fit such research projects into an $80k 1- or 2-year budget.

To address this issue CRTNZ is offering two $200k research project awards, one each in the fields of cancer-related Public Health and Cooperative Group Clinical Trials. Although this is a one-off initiative, it may be repeated in the future.

While it is envisaged that salary costs will be the major component of these awards (for Public Health in particular), expenses can also be included. The awards will be for two years ($100k per year, per project) but could be over a longer period if necessary.

Applications should be made on the Research Project application form on the Trust’s web site and submitted by April 1st 2021. We are currently modifying the application form and this will be available in January 2021. The peer-review period will depend on the number of applications received but will be no longer than 3 months.

To aid in planning please let Douglas Ormrod know if you are going to apply douglas.ormrod@crtnz.org.nz

Application closing dates

Award Closing Date Outcome Date

Professional Development Awards Round 1 (Max $3,000 for travel after June 1st 2021)

Thu 1st April 2021

Late May 2021

Professional Development Awards Round 2 (Max $3,000 – for travel after Jan 1st 2022)

Wed 1 September 2021

early December 2021

Professional Development Event Application - conference or training course
Thu 1st April 2021
Wed 1 September 2021
late May 2021
early December 2021

Research Project Grants - for 2021 maximum is $80,000

Wed 1 September 2021

early December 2021

Special call - Cooperative Group Clinical Trails and Public Health Research, 2 x $200,000 for 2021 only (at this stage)
Thu 1st April 2021
to be announced

Special Purpose Grants

Wed 1 September 2021

early December 2021

Postgraduate Scholarship

Fri 1 October 2021

early December 2021

John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fri 1 October 2021

early December 2021

Murray Jackson Clinical Fellowship (Medical)

Fri 1 October 2021

early December 2021

Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses

Fri 1 October 2021

early December 2021