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The Ray and Shirl Norman Cancer Research Trust Call for 2024 Applications

The Ray and Shirl Norman Cancer Research Trust Call for 2024 Applications to fund cancer research into the prevention and cure of cancer and anything incidental or conducive to those purposes.

The Health Services Charitable Gifts Board (HSCGB) is Trustee of The Ray and Shirl Norman Cancer Research Trust. Three funded grants of one hundred and twenty thousand $120,000 (inclusive of GST) each, per year, for up to three years for research projects, noting that the grant may fund more than one project.

The Ray and Shirl Norman Cancer Research Trust was set up following the death of Raymond Simpson Norman to fund “research into the prevention and cure of cancer and anything incidental or conducive to those purposes”. The Health Services Charitable Gifts Board is the trustee of the Trust.

Research Grants funded by the Trust are administered by HSCGB with the aim of supporting cancer research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH). It is recognised that aspects of work funded may be carried out at other sites.

Research Grants funded by the Trust are intended to support hypotheses-driven research projects focused on the prevention and cure of cancer that:

  • have a strong scientific design; and
  • are expected to achieve a meaningful conclusion within the 3-year period.

They may:

  • Assist researchers striving to establish new programs or new directions.
  • Fund initial exploratory research for which external funding will subsequently be sought.
  • Address circumscribed clinical problems of a sort unlikely to attract industry funding.
  • Survey groups of patients to assess the success rate, sequelae, safety or any other aspect of medical or surgical procedures or treatment protocols.
  • Preference will be given to proposals for new research not already funded or not similar to other funded projects.
  • Please be advised that if the researchers have submitted the same or similar title project grant application to an external funding body and the application is subsequently successful, this application will be withdrawn from consideration by HSCGB.
  • The grants may cover maintenance or minor equipment or be used to employ technical or support staff. They are not intended for funding of higher degree students (that is, these grants are not intended to function as a scholarship for higher degree by research or coursework students) who should instead apply for an appropriate scholarship. While minor equipment items may be funded, they should not be the major component of the budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Chief Investigator-A (CI-A, Principal Investigator) must be a member of the clinical staff (medical, nursing, allied health or scientist) working at the RAH/SA Pathology/CCB.
  • Grants are open to departments and units within the RAH/SA Pathology/CCB.
  • Up to 3 additional chief investigators (CI-B, C or D) may be included in the application but a researcher may only be listed as CI-A on one application.

Submission requirements & due date

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday, 27 October 2023

Value

Three funded grants of $120,000.

Further information

Application and call document (pdf) | (word version)
Administration Enquiries: Chris Peirce, Executive Officer enquiries@hscgb.com.au, (08) 8221 7125
Research Enquiries: Directors of Research, CALHN Professor John Beltrame, john.beltrame@sa.gov.au; (08) 8222 6740 | Dr Liz Sutton, Liz.Sutton@sa.gov.au; 0421 582 35

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