Translational Program Grant

Partnership with Cancer Institute NSW to fund translational research

Cancer Council NSW and the Cancer Institute NSW are collaborating to fund world-class translational research in NSW.  Offering a joint funding opportunity will minimise the workload for the cancer research community and make more funding available for the program grants.

Research will provide the evidence to drive rapid improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and subsequently survival and quality of life for cancer patients in NSW. 

The Translational Program provides five year funding to support multi-disciplinary approaches to cancer research that will rapidly translate research discoveries into clinical programs and policy.  This may include programs which focus on the relevance of a biological discovery in human cancer risk, early detection, screening, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and/or treatment or the translation of known effective treatments into clinical practice. 

Funding is to a maximum of $750,000 per annum x 5 years per application.

Applications are open to members of the Translational Cancer Research Centres.

One Translational Program Grant each will be awarded by the Cancer Institute NSW and Cancer Council NSW in 2019 with total funding up to $3.75 million for each award. 

2018 Translational Program Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted via the Cancer Institute NSW Grants Management System

  • Expression of Interest – Open 22 March 2018: Closes  Noon 31 May 2018
  • Full Applications will be by invitation – Tuesday 26 July 2018 : Close Noon 20 September 2018


Please direct enquiries about the grant scheme to Or

For queries specific to online applications via the Institute’s Grants Management System, please contact