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My winning proposal: Focusing on cancer control

Directing her research towards the impact of cancer opened doors for biomedical researcher Melissa Cantley

Top tips

  • Make sure you clearly articulate your project’s relevance for cancer control
  • Develop a plan for how you will involve non-scientists in the project
  • Be specific about any career disruptions in your application, such as taking maternity leave

The Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme by Australia’s national cancer control agency Cancer Australia doesn’t exactly lend itself to a snappy acronym. But PdCCRS grants offer a precious vein of investment for Australian cancer researchers through a funding model that combines government and charity resources.

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