Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project: Early Career Cancer Research Fellowships 2017

The aim of the Early Career Cancer Research (ECCR) Fellowship program is to build research workforce capacity in South Australia, primarily by advancing the careers of post-doctoral researchers and by addressing Beat Cancer Project objectives of scientific excellence, health relevance, research collaboration, translation of research results, mentoring and career development of early career researchers, and fostering the acquisition of NHMRC and other research funding.

Applications are invited from researchers across the research spectrum, including biomedical, clinical, health services and population health research. The scheme is also highly suited to those individuals currently working overseas or interstate who are seeking support to return to a South Australian Institution.

Funding & Duration

Funding is available at up to $80,000 each per annum for 3 years, with the requirement of matched funding.


To be eligible for an ECCR Fellowships, applicants will usually have a PhD or equivalent qualification, but others without this qualification may be able to demonstrate an equivalent track record through evidence of postgraduate training, peer-reviewed publications, grant acquisitions and other achievements.

Applicants must be within 5 years of PhD or equivalent award being attained. Evidence of PhD pass date must be provided.

Applicants must be employed by a South Australian Institution and be located and conduct their research primarily in South Australia for the duration of the funding period.

PLEASE NOTE: it is not permitted to hold a Beat Cancer Project Early Career Cancer Research Fellowship while simultaneously holding a Fellowship from another awarding body e.g. NHMRC. In the event that another Fellowship is won during the term of the Beat Cancer Project Early Career Cancer Research Fellowship, the individual must immediately notify the Beat Cancer Project Officer. The expectation would be that the Beat Cancer Project Early Career Cancer Research Fellowship would be discontinued.

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