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2019 Paediatric immunotherapy research grant round now open.

This Grant Round will close at 5pm on Monday 2nd September 2019.
In partnership with the University of Queensland, Children’s Health Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the Children’s Hospital Foundation is committed to establishing a world-leading paediatric immunotherapy centre of research excellence in Queensland, to be led by an internationally recognised expert in the field. This initial grant round aims to start building a program of paediatric oncology immunotherapy research in Queensland while the Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy Research is being established.

 

In this grant round the Children’s Hospital Foundation is offering funding for clinically informed preclinical and translational research aiming to enhance the efficacy and reduce the long-term consequences of childhood cancer treatment through use of immunotherapy as a component of treatment.

Research proposals could, for example and without restriction, aim to predict utility of immunotherapy regimens, monitor immunotherapy effectiveness, and/or study mechanism of action of immunotherapy alone or in combination with other therapies. Outcomes from the research should be directly applicable to the optimisation of immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer in a clinical setting.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation will offer funding of up to $200,000 to successful awardees. Dollar-for-dollar match-funding (cash or cash equivalent) is required from the Administering Institution in support of the research. Funding must be expended within a 2-year period.
Funding may be requested for project-support and/or salary support. All applications must be submitted online at: https://childrens.smartygrants.com.au

 

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Research Management Office of your NHMRC Administering Institution. Otherwise, please contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation Research and Grants Office via email at grants@childrens.org.au

How to apply

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Application Guidelines relevant to the Grant they wish to apply for and to consult the Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

All applications must be submitted online at: https://childrens.smartygrants.com.au
For further information regarding these grant rounds, the guidelines and/or application forms, please contact in the first instance the Research Management Office of your NHMRC Administering Institution. Otherwise, please contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation Research and Grants Office via email at grants@childrens.org.au

 

About us

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official charity of the Queensland Children’s Hospital, the Centre for Children’s Health Research, and for all sick kids throughout Queensland. We work wonders for sick kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing comfort, entertainment, family support and care programs for sick kids.
Advances in medical research can replace fear with hope in some miraculous and life-changing ways to improve the quality of life for children everywhere. Through the generosity of our supporters, the Children’s Hospital Foundation funds research that has a strong focus on translational outcomes that improve children’s health and leads to faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. The Children’s Hospital Foundation is also focused on funding Queensland-based research that supports Children’s Health Queensland’s research strategy and themes.
Together, we can give our kids the best possible healthcare in the world.
For enquiries about funding opportunities offered by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, please email grants@childrens.org.au.
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