OVARIAN AND BREAST CANCER RESEARCH COLLABORATION INITIATIVE

The OCRF is proud to announce, in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), that we are again offering the opportunity for researchers to apply for the ovarian and breast cancer research collaboration initiative. The total funding available is AUD$1 million over 3 to 5 years which will fund one or two research projects.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to tackle and answer the most critical clinical questions affecting women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, with the potential to transform the clinical management of these conditions by delivering high impact patient outcomes significantly faster than existing funding mechanisms. Proposed research projects must span both breast and ovarian cancer to be eligible.

Full application details are available here

Applications open 29 July 2019, closing 5pm (AEST) 27 September 2019.


OCRF ANNUAL RESEARCH GRANTS

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.

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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 documents below.

OCRF Research Grant Guidelines
OCRF Funding Agreement

For all enquiries please contact the Grants Officer at grants@ocrf.com.au

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 ROUND ARE NOW CLOSED.

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN AGAIN IN JANUARY 2020.