Monday, 29 June 2015

Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation $1.9M Grant Funding Round

Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation announces Call for Applications to the 2015 Funding Round.

In its inaugural funding round, Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is making available $1.9M in grant funding in the form of two types of grants:
Accelerator Grants

Grants of up to $500,000 (GST exclusive) per annum are being made available for two to three years duration (a maximum of $1.5M over the next 3 years) to support specific projects and/or infrastructure for research into pancreatic cancer.

The objective of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Accelerator Grants is to: Fund high quality projects that can clearly demonstrate support for the Foundation’s vision ‘To break through 40 years of no progress by doubling the number of people who survive pancreatic cancer by 2020’.

Woolies on Wheels’ Innovation Grants
The Woolies on Wheels Innovation Grants (x4 available) are in recognition of the efforts of the Woolworths' business leaders who cycled the 2014 ‘Woolies on Wheels’ charity cycle to raise funds in support of Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

The grants will support $100,000 (GST exclusive) in seed funding for innovative pancreatic cancer projects with a desire to increase interest and investment in pancreatic cancer research.
The objectives of the ‘Woolies on Wheels’ Innovation grants are to:
  • Support established scientists and/or early career researchers to develop preliminary data necessary to support pursuit of additional funding in subsequent years
  • Encourage and retain talented skilled individuals in the field of pancreatic cancer.
Emphasis will be given to support novel approaches examples of which would include immunotherapy.

Any questions regarding the grants should be directed to

Closing date for applications is Friday 24 July 2015.​

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