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New funding opportunities

Our priority is to prevent and cure cancer, as well as to improve the quality of life of those affected by cancer. 

We have an excellent peer review process for funding applications that supports our strategic priorities, while remaining responsive to new opportunities to beat cancer. 

Funding opportunities for 2020 are now closed.

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Our strategic approach

Our funding applications are managed, reviewed and approved by our Research Support and Prevention Grant Committee, with support from the Translational Research Institute's Senior Medical Panel for our Established Research Grants, and the Foundation for Surgery panel for the Tour de Cure Cancer Research Scholarship.

TDC annual funding


We take a highly strategic approach to both identifying and defining research projects in Australia. We fund research that brings together academics and clinicians, speeding up the 'bench to bedside' process. We fund research that will give cancer patients access to the latest treatments, as well as opportunities to improve care for future generations. And we fund research that will identify new ways to detect, treat and prevent cancer.

We offer the following cancer research funding opportunities:

      • Senior - Up to $200,000
      • Pioneering - Up to $100,000
      • Early Career - Up to $100,000
      • Support - Up to $100,000
      • Prevention - Up to $100,000
      • Mid Career - Up to $100,000
      • PhD Scholarships - $10,000
      • Matching Research - Up to $100,000
      • Matching Enabling - Up to $50,000
QLD Brain Tumour Bank funded 2017

QLD Brain Tumour Bank funded 2017


We fund support projects that personally connect people affected by cancer, support them emotionally, physically and financially through their treatment, and ultimately help create hope in the face of this disease.

Many of these support services are provided at a local level.

These support projects include:

      • Nursing or other support resource
      • Accommodation, fuel, finances
      • Camps, material aids, etc.
      • Equipment
      • Special furniture
      • Communication equipment
      • Special support events
Hospital bed, Meningie Hospital, funded 2015

Hospital bed, Meningie Hospital, funded 2015


One of our key strategic priorities is to inform, equip and raise the level of awareness across the Australian community, that 1 in 3 cancers are preventable. 

We offer funding for cancer prevention projects, including:

      • Seminars
      • Training
      • Campaigns or programs
      • Clinics
Use Sunscreen

Use Sunscreen

Be inspired

Scott Canner Young Researcher Grant

On 8 August 2011, Robbie Canner lost her only son Scott to Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was only 22. Scotty was a Qantas cadet pilot, a junior Australian outrigger canoe champion and a much-loved member of the TDC family. Robbie is a proud mum and a cancer survivor. She set up the Scott Canner Research Grant to help find a cure for this terrible disease.

“I will not stop until every mum gets to cuddle her child as a survivor. We have to put cancer in the back seat. It has been in the driver's seat long enough.” 

Robbie Canner, proud mum of Scott Canner