Grants and funding

Our research staff are seeking novel and innovative solutions to understand, diagnose and treat a complex and multi-faceted problem, cancer.

These answers are only possible when our innovative thinkers have the support they need to test their hypotheses and to trial new treatments and diagnostic approaches.

Grants, commercial partnerships and philanthropic donations generously support our cancer research across (basic) laboratory, clinical and translational research.

People support awards

Senior fellowships (research, practitioner)

Career development fellowships and early career awards

Postdoctoral awards


Peer-reviewed funding

Our research excellence is reflected in our success in securing highly competitive national and international peer-reviewed funding, including:

  • NHMRC funding (Investigator, Ideas, Synergy, Development, Partnerships, Centres of Research Excellence)
  • ARC funding (Discovery, Future Fellowships)
  • Other Australian grants
  • International grants.

Administration of research funding

Depending on the type of funding, most awards and grants are administered by the Peter Mac Research Grants team through a strong and long-standing affiliation with the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at The University of Melbourne (headed by Prof Ricky Johnstone).

Philanthropic (trust and foundation) donations are administered through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

Scholarships are administered through Research Education.

Peter Mac researchers gratefully acknowledge the generous funding support from different sponsors, including:

To find a Cancer Research expert, please click on the link at the top of the page or visit the University of Melbourne's Find an Expert portal.

Peter Mac Research Grants team

Email: [email protected]

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
305 Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Postal address: Locked Bag 1 A’Beckett Street, Victoria 8006, Australia

To support cancer research at Peter Mac, visit the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation page.

The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology

Australian Clinical Trials

Peter Mac staff: for more information on awards, grants and funding and access to the Notice of Intent (NOI) to submit grant applications.