New funding partnership with Cancer Australia

This exciting new collaboration will enable us to co-fund cancer research in Australia.

***September 2021 update: We are excited to announce that this funding collaboration has been renewed for 2021***

14 September 2020

World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) and Cancer Australia are pleased to announce their new collaboration.

As part of the 2020–21 WCRF International grant programme, we have partnered with Cancer Australia to co-fund vital cancer prevention research in Australia. This opportunity to be funded by both WCRF International and the Australian government, through Cancer Australia, will be available to applicants based in Australia who are investigating the role of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity in primary cancer prevention.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a seed grant of up to £60,000 for up to two years, or
  • an investigator initiated grant of up to £300,000 for up to three years

These projects will still be part of the WCRF International grant programme.

> Terms and conditions can be found here (PDF 219KB).

Dr Anna Diaz Font, Head of Research Funding at WCRF, said: “I am delighted that we have teamed up with Cancer Australia. At a time when so much research has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we work together to prevent cancer. This partnership helps cement WCRF International as the global cancer prevention experts.”

Cancer Australia was established by the Australian government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.