Applying for grants
Eligibility and selection criteria
The Institute invites applications for open grants from researchers based at:
- NSW universities
- cancer services
- Local Health Districts
- other relevant agencies.
Applicants are requested to carefully consider the objectives, eligibility and selection criteria detailed in the guidelines for each grant type to ensure they are applying for the most appropriate funding. Please contact the grants team to clarify any questions in relation to both pre- and post-award funding policies.
Funding is competitive and notices for applications are placed on this website, and are sent via direct mail to all administering institution contacts, and the competitive grants contacts database (to request inclusion on this database please email the grants team).
To apply for our grants, please register on the Cancer Institute NSW Grants Management System (GMS).
Please note that your password must be 10 characters and include an uppercase letter, a number and a special character.
Download the Institute’s GMS User Guide (PDF).
Application forms and guidelines
- Open grants: Download application forms and guidelines with specific details and eligibility criteria for each open grant.
- Previous grants: View sample forms and guidelines from previous rounds to use as a guide when preparing to apply for current or future grant rounds.
Communicating with the Institute
To ensure timely and efficient receipt, assessment, awarding and management of grants, we have established a register of Administering Institution Contacts (AICs).
All applicantions will need an AIC number, and all communication regarding grant applications, awarding, reporting, agreements, variations etc will be directed through the AIC.
Grant applications are reviewed by the relevant Grant Review Committee, in accordance with our Peer Review Policy.
These committees act independently and comprise of interstate experts. They may also call on additional interstate and international experts to provide further in-depth peer review. These committees are responsible for making recommendations in relation to the allocation of competitive grant funds to the Institute. Their decision is considered final.
Subscribe to grants and funding mailing list
To be notified of grant opportunities as they are released, please subscribe online here.