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Research Grants and Funding

The Cancer Institute NSW is the largest funder of cancer research in NSW.

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We have invested more than $170 million in the sector since 2004. This research helps develop treatments and breakthroughs that can be put into action throughout the health system.

Competitive grants program

Our competitive grants program accelerates the translation of research discoveries directly into clinical practice. All funding provided by the Cancer Institute NSW is awarded on a competitive basis through interstate independent peer review.

Translational cancer research centres

This program connects substantial cancer treatment facilities and commendable endeavours in relevant disciplines. It enables collaboration between academic and clinical leaders, integrating interdisciplinary and translational enterprises.

Clinical Trials

We fund clinical trials at research institutions across NSW. The funding provides for resources, infrastructure and personnel requirements. The Institute also offers grants to employ cancer trials nurses and data managers in trial units in NSW.

Research ethics

All research involving humans has to be reviewed and approved by a human research ethics committee (HREC). This ensures a research participants' privacy, welfare and rights are fully protected within the scope of the research.

Research achievements

NSW is home to world class cancer researchers making new discoveries about cancer, documented in the NSW Cancer Research Achievements Report. The Institute hosts the Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research—an opportunity to celebrate ground-breaking work conducted in NSW.

Sponsorship program

The Cancer Institute NSW provides financial assistance to a number of organisations and programs each year to help them stage events, seminars or promotions that help to raise awareness about cancer in the community.

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