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
  • Conference support for invited speakers
  • 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)

Note - we will be introducing a new grant category for conference speaker support with a maximum budget of $5,000. The form will be available in the new year

Fri 16 March 2020

late April 2020

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

Fri 30 August 2019

early December 2019

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

Fri 30 August 2019

early December 2019

Special Purpose Grants

Fri 30 August 2019

early December 2019

Postgraduate Scholarship

Tue 1 October 2019

early December 2019

John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

Tue 1 October 2019

early December 2019

Murray Jackson Clinical Fellowship (Medical)

Tue 1 October 2019

early December 2019

Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses

Tue 1 October 2019

early December 2019