Applications wanted to establish virtual Centre for Child and Adolescent Brain Cancer Research

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications to establish the virtual Centre for Child and Adolescent Brain Cancer Research.

In this funding opportunity, the Children’s Hospital Foundation is proudly offering total funding of up to $5 million to establish a comprehensive, cohesive program of research that will make significant advances in understanding child and adolescent brain cancer and will translate findings into faster diagnoses, better treatment options and better survivorship outcomes for brain cancer patients.

Funding of $1 million per annum is available for allocation as follows:

  • $800,000 per annum to support the research program that will be conducted within the virtual Centre for Child and Adolescent Brain Cancer Research Excellence; and
  • $200,000 per annum to support Shared Program Resources proposed by the Program Directorship to facilitate accomplishment of the research program’s goals as a whole.

All proposals to establish the virtual Centre for Child and Adolescent Brain Cancer Research must incorporate translational research projects that are driven by clinician expertise and are co-led by clinician and scientist investigators to successfully advance child and adolescent brain cancer research and translate findings to patient benefits.

To be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity:

  • The Primary Applicant must be affiliated with a Queensland-based National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Administering Institution and at least 80% of the research activity must occur in the state of Queensland (unless agreed to in advance in writing by the Children’s Hospital Foundation);
  • The Program Directorship must comprise a Children’s Health Queensland-based paediatric neuro-oncologist and all proposed research projects must be co-led by a Children’s Health Queensland collaborator;
  • The Program Directorship must comprise clinician and scientist investigators with the appropriate qualifications, experience and expertise to lead, manage and implement the research program; and
  • The research proposal must include a clearly-defined basic and clinical research program plan encompassing overall strategic objectives, hypotheses, milestones, expected outcomes and impact in the field of child and adolescent brain cancer research for the duration of the funding period.

Full eligibility and assessment criteria are available in the Application Guidelines.

Applications for this funding opportunity must be submitted by 5pm on 11 July 2018


How to apply

For this funding opportunity, the following applications are required:

For enquiries about the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s funding opportunities please email grants@childrens.org.au or call our research and grants team on 07 3606 6117.