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Grant Opportunities

Recurring Grant Opportunities

A number of organisations around Australia and NSW offer grant opportunities on a rolling or recurring basis. Please find a list below on the most common ones. Please also infd additional resources on how to find grant opportunities in the Resources tab on this page.

Cancer Institute NSW grants calendar – Research program grants, infrastructure, clinical trials and fellowships

Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Australia

Tour de Cure

The Mark Hughes Foundation – Brain Cancer research

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

This list of current grant opportunities in Cancer Research in NSW and Australia is updated on a regular basis.

Sydney Vital members can benefit from assistance with applications from our Research Development Manager. Sign up here to become a member.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support medical research and innovation projects that validate and implement new approaches for improving the quality and consistency of patient care. Projects will be funded from the following streams:

  • Stream 1: General practitioner-led teams
  • Stream 2: Medical specialist-led teams
  • Stream 3: Allied health-led teams.

Applications close 12 April 2021


CINSW CanDLe initative projects

The Cancer Institute NSW have announced a call for EoIs to lead a research project as part of the CanDLe initiative (Enduring Cancer Data Linkage). CanDLE will provide linked unit record data to a network of approved researchers from one of the following linked datasets:

  1. CanDLe 1 A primary cohort of people (ca. 1.2 million) diagnosed with or treated for cancer in NSW from the NSW Cancer Registry and a subset of the NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection (APDC) with a malignant condition in the diagnosis code.
  2. CanDLe 2 All women in NSW ca (3.4. million) who were invited to participate in either breast or cervical cancer screening and all women who were diagnosed with or treated for cancer in NSW from the NSW Cancer Registry and all women in a subset of the NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection (APDC) with a malignant condition in the diagnosis code

More information can be found on the CanDLe website, or by contacting [email protected]

EOI submission deadline is 16 April 2021


The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

Applications close: 22 July 2021

Sydney Vital supports translational cancer research through Fellowships, PhD scholarships and top-ups, travel awards and seed funding. Find out more about our funded programs in our e-book.

There are currently no Sydney Vital grants. This page will be updated once new grant opportunities become available.

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Finding Grants

  • FMH Research bulletin – University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health bulletin (accessible only to University of Sydney staff and HDR students)
  • Research professional – General grants search tool
  • Grant Connect – Government funded schemes including NHMRC and MRFF


Applying for Grants

Sydney Vital member support: For additional information on or assistance with applying for grants, Sydney Vital members can contact our Research Development Manager Dr Anna Renfrew at [email protected].

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Support for University of Sydney Members: Metrics for Grants applications:
The Library provides data and advice so that you can confidently use appropriate metrics to showcase your academic impact. Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for assistance.

Grant Writing Support for University of Sydney Members: Online Successful Applications Library (SAL):
Are you getting ready for the coming ARC grant rounds?  The successful applications library (SAL) has now transitioned to an online platform. To gain access you will need to request access through the Research Services Portal by submitting a General Enquiry – select ‘Other’ from the ‘I need help with’ drop down list and enter your request for access to the online SAL in the ‘Request description’ field. Once added as a data room user by an administrator, you will receive an invitation email to your @sydney.edu.au email address from SecureDocs (which expires after 14 days) with a hyperlink to the system. Please select the ‘Using SSO?’ option at the Customer Log-in screen to gain access via single sign-on.


Report Templates

  • Sydney Vital  Report Template
  • CINSW Research Grants annual progress report template is now available on the Grants Management System (GMS) and the CINSW progress report is located in the GMS user guide
  • All Final and TCRC reports are to be completed using the reporting templates provided on the CINSW website