Our 2023/2024 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 Research Impact Award - Future Leaders (PIRA-FL) Scheme.

PCFA recognises that funding pressures often impact junior researchers the most, with implications for long-term prostate cancer research horizons. Therefore, the 2023/2024 funding round will be focused on supporting our key and emerging talent via salaried awards to promote prostate cancer research pathways which harness the clinical and psychosocial needs and interests of consumers and the broader community.

The below funding is on offer, for a term of 2 years:

  • 2 x $200,000 - for Early Career Researchers (Up to 5 years post PhD)
  • 2 x $300,000 – for Mid-Career Researchers (5-10 years post PhD)

Awards are intended to cover the applicant’s salary and applications are welcome from Prostate Cancer Researchers in:

  • Basic Science
  • Survivorship/Psychosocial/Health Services and implementation research
  • Clinical Research including Nursing

All applications will be required to include:

  • A statement on how the grant will support the applicant’s development in each of the following categories:
    • Leadership
    • Impact
    • Environment
    • Multidisciplinary collaboration
    • Research Achievement
    • Consumer Engagement
  • A letter of recommendation and a mentorship plan from both the scientific mentor and the consumer advisor mentor who is familiar with the applicant and their proposed research plan and who will work closely with the awardee over the year

Important Dates:

Program Launch Date

September 2023

Application Submission Deadline

5pm AEDT, Friday 27 October 2023

Expert Panel review and deliberations

November 2023 – December 2023

Anticipated Award Notification

March 2024

Funding Start Date - flexible

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


For more information, please contact:

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

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