Grant applications

Seeking to improve survival and eliminate suffering for all Australian children with cancer

The Kids’ Cancer Project will be funding applications through Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) for financial year 2020-2021. 

Since 2004, The Kids’ Cancer Project has invested more than $50 million in support of bold scientific studies. But continued long-term commitment is required to fund childhood cancer research.

The charity currently has 36 research projects with substantial multi-year commitments to research projects. In FY2020, a further $1 million has been committed to funding projects through the PdCCRS.

The charity continues to fund research through ANZCHOG, The RACP Fellowship Scholarships and the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to ensure its vision of one hundred percent survival of all children diagnosed is achieved sooner.

By partnering with these exemplary children’s cancer research bodies, the charity’s commitment has stimulated $41 million in additional research grants in the past five years alone.

For further information contact research@tkcp.org.au or 1800 651 180.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a face to face presentation required?

    At this time, The Kids' Cancer Project is funding new applications through the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS). 

    Visit Cancer Australia to learn about the PdCCRS selection process and if a presentation is required for the 2020 round.

  • If successful, when does funding commence?

    At this time, The Kids' Cancer Project is funding new applications through the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS). 

    Visit Cancer Australia to learn about the PdCCRS funding commencement for the 2020 round.

  • What are the selection criteria?

    At this time, The Kids' Cancer Project is funding new applications through the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS). 

    Visit Cancer Australia to learn about the PdCCRS selection process for the 2020 round.

    In previous years, research project proposals submitted to The Kids’ Cancer Project have been reviewed using the criteria below, then ranked and shortlisted by an expert Research Advisory Committee for consideration by The Kids' Cancer Project Board of Directors.

    1. Importance of proposed research to clinical practice or scientific field
    2. Scientific quality of application
    3. Anticipated benefit for advancing childhood cancer research
    4. Likelihood to produce translational benefits
    5. Feasibility of proposed research
    6. Potential to test a promising and novel idea
    7. Potential for significant future research
    8. Track record of applicants
    9. Value for money
    10. Overall quality of application
  • When do applications for funding close?

    At this time, The Kids' Cancer Project is funding new applications through the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS). 

    Visit Cancer Australia to learn about the PdCCRS application open and close dates for the 2020 round.

    In previous years, The Kids' Cancer Project grant application round has opened in April and closed at 5pm (AEDT) 31 March annually. 

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Driving donor dollars further

In the 2020 financial year, The Kids’ Cancer Project invested $1.65 million in eight bold scientific studies in partnership with the PdCCRS. Here you’ll find a brief overview of each of the studies funded with more details in linked articles. 

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