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.

Research grants

Contributions toward hypothesis-based clinical or biomedical research projects in the fields of cancer prevention, cancer treatment or the delivery of palliative care.


Download application forms:

Research Project Grant Application.docx

Research Project Grant Application Advice to Applicants.docx

Professional Development Awards

To allow established cancer researchers and cancer care professionals to travel and participate in advanced training programmes or scientific meetings that will enhance their professional competence or extend their range of skills.

Two Professional Development Award rounds are run each year. The maximum individual value of each grant in the March Professional Development Award grant round is $3,000 and is primarily intended to cover conference travel. Outcomes of the March Round will be announced in early May.

Larger amounts for professional development initiatives may be awarded in the main grant round which closes in late August each year, with outcomes announced in early December. Retrospective awards will normally not be considered in either round.


Download application forms:

Professional Development Award application.docx

Professional Development Award Advice to Applicants.docx

Special Purpose Grants

Contributions toward research and development, or activities that will improve the quality of cancer care in New Zealand.


Download application forms:

Special Purpose Grant Application.docx

Special Purpose Grant Application Advice to Applicants.docx

Postgraduate Scholarships

Intended to allow a Masters or Honours graduate student to undertake a maximum of three years study towards a doctorate degree in a cancer-related field. The stipend value is $25,000/year plus University fees for an approved course.


Download application forms:

Postgraduate Scholarship Application.docx

Postgraduate Scholarship Advice to Applicants.docx

Murray Jackson Clinical Training Fellowship (Medical)

The Clinical Training Fellowship will be awarded to a medical graduate committed to a clinical career with a major involvement in cancer medicine. It is intended for oncology specialists so that they can enhance their practice and expertise through further clinical training and research and thus contribute to improved patient outcomes in New Zealand. The Fellowship may be combined with advanced clinical training in cancer medicine, and the research component should normally be at least 50%. The expectation is that at the end of the Fellowship the successful applicant will become established in clinical practice in New Zealand.


Download application forms:

Clinical Fellowship Application.docx

Clinical Fellowship Advice to Applicants.docx

Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses

This Fellowship will be awarded to a nurse who is committed to a clinical career with a major involvement in cancer treatment or care of those affected by cancer. It is intended for nurses so that they can enhance their practice and expertise through further clinical training and/or research and thus contribute to improved patient outcomes in New Zealand. The expectation is that at the end of the Fellowship the successful applicant will become established in clinical practice in New Zealand. The duration of the Fellowship is up to two years.


Download application forms:

Cancer Nurse Fellowship Application.docx

Cancer Nurse Fellowship Advice to Applicants.docx

John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship Postdoctoral

Fellowships are intended for the support of outstanding graduates who have recently completed a degree at doctoral level and who propose to conduct research in scientific fields of relevance to cancer control. The purpose is to provide personal support for two years of research, usually to widen their experience in a different institution. The expectation is that at the end of the Fellowship they will become established as independent researchers in New Zealand.


Download application forms:

Postdoctoral Fellowship Application.doc

Postdoctoral Fellowship Advice to Applicants.doc

NZ MSI Standard CV Template

Where requested in the application forms please download, complete and insert the Word .doc template:

NZ MSI Standard CV Template.doc