Funding opportunities

Below is a list of funding opportunities that may be relevant for thoracic cancer research, including basic scientific research. Please read the funding guidelines to determine if your research proposal is eligible and that you meet other eligibility requirements.

Any TOGA member can apply for TOGA endorsement of their thoracic cancer research proposal, taking advantage of peer- and consumer-review by TOGA working groups in the following areas:

  1. Early non small cell lung cancer
  2. Advanced non small cell lung cancer
  3. Small cell lung cancer/mesothelioma
  4. Supportive and palliative care
  5. Translational research

TOGA endorsement offers the following benefits:

  • Use of TOGA logo or TOGA acknowledgment on all applications, presentations and publications
  • Membership mailouts to assist with recruitment
  • Listing of trial on the TOGA website
  • Updates presented at Scientific Committee or other TOGA meetings (time permitting)

Further information is available in the TOGA Endorsement Policy.

The next deadline for submission of concepts for peer- and consumer review and application for endorsement is 2 May. Send concepts to info@thoraciconcology.org.au

If you know of additional funding opportunities that we can list, please contact info@thoraciconcology.org.au

Grant NameResearch fundedGrant open dateClose dateMax fundingDurationApplication requirements
Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project'Near miss' NHMRC Ideas grants
Based in SA
9 March 202218 May 2022$100,000/year1 yearSupplementary questions online form
Australian Cancer Research Foundation1. Capital Works
2. Major equipment grants
3. Virtual infrastructure
4. Highly specialised reagents / standards / specialised software packages etc
Complementary funding arrangements are available to support personnel costs
28 February 202227 May 2022$1.5-$5 millionn/aWritten application- see website for guidance
Short listed applicants will be granted an interview.
Cancer Institute NSW Research FellowshipsEarly Career Fellowships
Career development fellowships
(NSW only)
4 April 202225 May 2022 (13:00)$200,000/year3 yearsCancer Institute NSW Grants Management System
Fellowship summary template
Administering Institution Endorsement Letter Template
MRFF 2021 Clinical Trials ActivityRare cancer, rare diseases and/or unmet need (Steams 1-3)
Effective health Interventions (Streams 4-6)
20 December 2021Min data 22 June 2022
Full application 6 July 2022 (17:00)
$3 million5 yearsApplication form for research proposal- see website
MRFF 2021 Chronic Respiratory Conditions Incl lung cancer
Develop treatable trait-based precision medicine approaches for chronic respiratory disease (Str 1)
• Clinically validate feasible technology enabled approaches to medication and therapeutic adherence and self-management of chronic respiratory diseases (str 2)
20 December 2021Min data due 29 June 2022 (1700 ACT time)
Full application 13 July 2022 (1700 ACT time)
$2 million5 yearsApplication form for research proposal- see website
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS Clinical Translational Research Partnership AwardIntended to fund partnerships between clinicians and laboratory scientists that
accelerate ideas in lung cancer into clinical applications.
Suitable for interventional clinical trials
Investigator must be A/Prof or above
Clinician must have clinical duties
16 March 2022LoI 13 July 2022 (17:00 ET)
Application 27 July 2022 (11:59 ET)
USD $1.2 million3 yearsLetter of intent
Full application
MRFF – Clinician Researchers Initiative – 2022 Clinician Researchers: Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Grant OpportunityStreams 1 and 2: medical research projects led by nurses, midwives and allied health professionals that validate and implement new approaches for improving the quality of patient
care
Stream 3: medical research project that prospectively evaluates projects funded through Streams 1 and 2 to generate knowledge that improves understanding of the factors that promote the adoption, impact and sustainability of evidence-based practice in health care
1 April 2022Min data due 27 July 2022
Full application 10 August 2022
Up to $1.5 millionStreams 1 and 2: 4 years
Stream 3: 5 years
Application form for research proposal and Sapphire- see website
MRFF Clinical Trials Activity Initiative - 2022 International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant OpportunitySupports Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials
research through the establishment and co-ordination of clinical trial site/s in Australia, for an internationally-led trial. An Australian-led trial inviting international site participation can also fund coordination of those international trial sites through this grant funding.
The clinical trial should not have commenced recruitment at the Australian trial
site/s.
30 March 2022Min data 20 July 2022 (17:00 ACT time)
Full application due 3 August 2022 (17:00 ACT time)
$3 million5 yearsApplication form
Where applicants are proposing to lead an international collaborative clinical trial, MRFF funding is available to support overarching coordination of trial sites both in Australia and overseas and to operate one or more clinical trial sites in Australia. Grant cannot support conduct at international clinical trial sites. (The international counterpart will need to find this funding)
Alternatively, where applicants are proposing to contribute to
clinical trials initiated by the international partners, MRFF funding is available to coordinate Australian
involvement and to conduct one or more clinical trial sites in Australia.
Victorian Cancer Agency early-career fellowshipsStream 1 Biomedical (lab research)
Stream 2 Non-biomedical (includes clinical research)
If there is no mid career research application in lung cancer, the top-ranked lung cancer ECR fellowship application will be funded
18 May 202226 July 2022 2pm AEST$110,000/yr3 yearsPhD for 1 year but not more than 5 years
Application form on website.
Must have consumer involvement.
Victorian Cancer Agency mid-career fellowshipsStream 1 Biomedical (lab research)
Stream 2 Non-biomedical (includes clinical research)
The top-ranked lung cancer research proposal will be funded
18 May 202226 July 2022 2pm AEST$175000/yr4 yearsPhD for 5 years but not more than 15 years
Application form on website.
Must have consumer involvement.
NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies GrantsClinical trials and cohort studies29 June 2022Min data 27 July 2022
Full application24 August 2022
Based on assessment of the requested budget. 1-5 yearsSapphire
Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS)Standard grants
Early Career Researcher grants
(Lung cancer is a priority area)
9 March 202231 August 2022 (17:00 AEST)$200,000/year1-3 yearsNHMRC Clinical trials and cohort application
PdCCRS Questions application forms
MRFF Clinical Trials Activity Initiative - 2022 International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant OpportunitySupports Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials
research through the establishment and co-ordination of clinical trial site/s in Australia, for an internationally-led trial. An Australian-led trial inviting international site participation can also fund coordination of those international trial sites through this grant funding.
The clinical trial should not have commenced recruitment at the Australian trial
site/s.
30 March 2022Min data 8 Feb 2023 (17:00 ACT time)
Full application due 22 February 2023 (17:00 ACT time)
$3 million5 yearsApplication form
Where applicants are proposing to lead an international collaborative clinical trial, MRFF funding is available to support overarching coordination of trial sites both in Australia and overseas and to operate one or more clinical trial sites in Australia. Grant cannot support conduct at international clinical trial sites. (The international counterpart will need to find this funding)
Alternatively, where applicants are proposing to contribute to
clinical trials initiated by the international partners, MRFF funding is available to coordinate Australian
involvement and to conduct one or more clinical trial sites in Australia.