Our 2022 funding round is now open

PCFA's strategic research goal is to fund research that creates and promotes the uptake of knowledge that will improve the lives of Australian men with prostate cancer, their partners, families, and carers.

PCFA is now calling for applications from early career and mid-career researchers under the Priority Impact Research Award – Young Investigators (PIRA-YI) Scheme.

PCFA recognises the importance of growing our prostate cancer workforce in Australia, with a particular focus on funding young post-doctoral researchers (clinical, basic and allied health). Therefore, the 2022 funding round will be focused on supporting our key and emerging talent through novel concept funding that will enable awardees to undertake focused projects and/or generate pilot data for future grant applications and develop new multidisciplinary collaborations.

The below funding is on offer, for a term of 1 year:

  • 6 x $100,000 Concept Grant Awards for Early Career Researchers (Up to 5 years post PhD) and Mid-Career Researchers (5-10 years post PhD)

Applications are welcome from prostate cancer-focused researchers in the following Priority Areas:

  • Application of precision approaches to therapies across the prostate cancer continuum, including hormone sensitive prostate cancer
  • Research (basic, translational, epidemiological) that capitalises on existing repositories of biological samples and clinical data from men with prostate cancer
  • Better understanding the impact of prostate cancer on men’s lives and improving the quality of life of men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their partners, and their families
  • Better understanding the basis of, and approaches to address disparities in, prostate cancer outcomes based on ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and location
  • Bringing precision approaches to survivorship strategies (e.g., exercise, nutrition, mental and psychosocial supports)


KEY DATES

Program Launch Date

Thursday 3 November 2022

Application Submission Deadline

5pm AEDT, Friday 16 December 2022

Expert Panel review and deliberations

January – February 2023

Anticipated Award Notification

March 2023

Funding Start Date - flexible

Available from 1 April - Negotiable, within 6 months of accepting the award

PCFA's strategic research goal is to fund research that creates and promotes the uptake of knowledge that will improve the lives of Australian men with prostate cancer, their partners, families and carers.

To align with this goal, PCFA will fund practical research with direct implications for men with prostate cancer, their partners and their families on issues related to treatment, care and support in the near term.

You can apply today using the application form and supporting documentation and guidelines below:

PCFA Research Program Policies and Guidelines

Guide for Applicants

Application Form

Certification Page

PCFA Report Template

For more information, please contact:

Ms Hannah Lunnay
Governance and Research Executive
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Via email to research@pcfa.org.au

PDF Download a copy of PCFA's Research Strategy here