Grant applications

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

The Kids’ Cancer Project is funding applications through Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS). 

The Kids' Cancer Project 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 and the PdCCRS, 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

  • When do grant applications for The Kids' Cancer Project 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 next round.

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

  • Is a face to face presentation required as part of the grant application process?

    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 next round.

  • What are the selection criteria for grants through The Kids' Cancer Project?

    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 next 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
  • 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 next round.

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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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