New Research Funding Process
A primary objective of the Cure For Life Foundation is to fund research into the causes, mechanisms, treatment and prevention of brain cancer. Each year Cure For Life Foundation awards funding grants for a variety of brain cancer research projects.
From 2011 the Cure For Life Foundation’s primary research grant funding round will utilise the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants Scheme application and assessment process.
The NHMRC Project Grants Scheme is the main avenue of support for researchers undertaking biomedical research and is a nationally recognised peer review and research evaluation process.
Research scientists who wish to apply for a research grant from the Cure For Life Foundation for funding commencing in 2012 should apply through the NHMRC 2012 Project Grants Scheme for assessment and funding of their grant application.
Brain cancer research projects that receive a high rating (4 or 5) under the NHMRC assessment and evaluation, but do not receive NHMRC funding, will then be eligible for consideration by the Cure For Life Foundation.
The current NHMRC Project Grants Scheme funding round (for funding commencing in 2012) was announced in December 2010, with applications closing on 5 April 2011 (extended from 8 March). During 2011 research grant applications will be assessed and rated under the NHMRC peer review process, with the NHMRC grant awards announced in December 2011.
Following announcements of the NHMRC grant awards, NHMRC will refer to Cure For Life Foundation all applications that meet the criteria. If further information is required to assess applications, we will notify you at the time. The Foundation will review this pool of applications and announce grant awards in January 2012.
The Cure For Life Foundation will view favourably research into brain cancers that have a poor prognosis and projects that have a national focus.
You can access the NHMRC Project Grants Scheme homepage here: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/