PCRN Project Grants

Applications for PCRN Small Project Grants Initiative are currently CLOSED

The PCRN is committed to establishing a small project grant funding scheme to support early career researchers in the field of cancer and palliative care research. As Victoria’s state-wide Palliative Care Research Network, the PCRN provides both academic leadership and collegial support. In so doing the PCRN will assist with capacity building of the future cancer and palliative care research workforce and enable Victorians to receive world’s best practice cancer and palliative care.

PCRN Small Project Grants up to a value of $25,000 will be offered in 2017 for projects of 12 months duration.

These grants aim to enhance and develop palliative care and cancer research capacity within Victoria by providing:

  • seed funding for projects or funding for small/pilot projects whose results can be utilised as the basis for future large funding applications to external granting bodies;
  • funding for researchers who have previously not been active in research or who are at an early stage in their research career;
  • funding for research that will result in the submission of a manuscript or manuscripts for publication;
  • funding to support cross collaborative research and research involving collaborations with partners.


To be eligible to apply for a PCRN Small Project Grant:

  • The applicant must be a PCRN member
  • The majority of the research funded must be completed within Victoria and;
  • The applicant must be based at a Victorian organisation (co-investigators and/or collaborators may work interstate or internationally).


Please refer to the following funding Guidelines, Instructions for Applicants and Application Form:

Funding Timetable

Funding round announced 16/01/2017
Applications open 16/01/2017
Closing date for applications 14/04/2017
Evaluation Panel meets to review applications 08/05/2017 
Decision & recommendation by PCRN Advisory Committee 19/05/2017
Advice to Applicants 02/06/2017
Project Funding Start Date 01/07/2017

How to Apply

Please send an electronic copy of the completed application form to pcrnv@svha.org.au with the subject line “PCRN Small Project Grant Application”.

Applications close

Friday, 14th April 2017.

A PDF copy of this grant announcement could be downloaded here.

PCRN Project Grants Recipients

For a listing of 2017 PCRN Small Project Grants Recipients please click here.