Applications for the 2019 Research Grant Round are now open.

The OCRF is proud to fund researchers in Australian and New Zealand hospitals, universities, and medical research institutes with a passion for ovarian cancer research. The OCRF is dedicated to funding innovative and promising ovarian cancer research with the aim of every woman, everywhere, being free from the threat of ovarian cancer.a

Projects Funded by the OCRF

The OCRF has articulated two priorities which remain the focus of our research funding in line with our mission and objectives:

Early Detection

  • Identifying early events in tumour formation and progression, to help diagnose the presence of ovarian cancer
  • Identifying biomarkers that are at a concentration detectable at the early stages of the disease
  • Investigating methods that may block the ability of the cancer to spread

Management and Treatment

  • Developing new targets for therapy
  • Looking at the best way to beat chemotherapy resistance

We provide funding for projects between 1 and 3 years with a focus on supporting research salaries. Further details are provided in the OCRF Research Grant Guidelines.

Apply for an OCRF grant today to support more Australian women tomorrow.

OCRF Research Grant Guidelines
OCRF Research Grant Application Form
OCRF Funding Agreement

For all enquiries please contact the Grants Officer at

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Friday 22 March 2019.