Much of the funds that the Cancer Council Tasmania raises go to cancer research. At the begining of each year we allocate funds received from public donations to a wide range of cutting edge cancer research in Tasmania.
Over the past 15 years, we have allocated over $3 million to cancer research in this state thanks to the generous support of the Tasmanian community. All our research is assessed by experts in the field to ensure that projects with the best chance of success are supported.
Peer-assessed research has led to major advances in our knowledge about cancer and this knowledge has led to improved treatments for cancer. Research also identifies treatments with fewer side effects and leads to more sophisticated early detection methods, which often means better patient outcomes.
We are the largest independent funder of peer-assessed cancer research in Tasmania. This funding comes from generous public support through Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and Daffodil Day, memorial donations in lieu of flowers and bequests.
Cancer+ scholarships - Now Open
Professional development scholarships for health and education professionals who are involved with children, adolescents and young adults (up to 25 years) with cancer.
The cancer+ program supports Tasmanian families with children, adolescents or young adults with cancer, the survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.
Cancer+ scholarship Guidelines
Cancer + scholarship Application Form
Jeanne Foster Scholarship - Now open
The Jeanne Foster Scholarship provides funds to support health professionals working in cancer control. Awards are given to assist applicants to participate in an approved short course/subject of professional development or to attend a conference or seminar related to cancer control.
2013 Information Pack
2013 Application Form
Seize the Day Awards - Now Closed
The Seize the Day Awards help post secondary education costs for young Tasmanians whose lives are affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly. If you are a Tasmanian aged between 16 and 25 and have been affected by cancer directly, or through an immediate family member, and are pursuing further education, you are eligible to apply.
The Awards go towards costs such as + course fees + textbooks + stationery + course equipment + transport + accommodation
The Seize the Day Awards are part of Cancer Council Tasmania's cancer+ program which supports families with children, adolescents and young adults with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.
Enquiries contact cancer+ coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6233 2030.
Cancer Council Small Grants Scheme - Now closed
The Small Grants Scheme offers applicants several funding options. Suitable projects may be funded up to $40,000 and must meet criteria identified by Cancer Council Tasmania and David Collins Leukaemia Foundation.
Cancer Council Small Grants Scheme information pack
Cancer Council Small Grants Scheme application form
Chemist Warehouse Emerging Researcher Scholarship - Now closed
This partnership with Cancer Council Tasmania and Chemist Warehouse will allow emerging researchers the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in upport of:
- a research project related to cancer control and the improvement of the impacts of cancer in Tasmania, up to the value of $8000.
Chemist Warehouse Emerging Researcher Scholarship information pack
Chemist Warehouse Emerging Researcher Scholarship application form
Athena Karydis Foniadakis Scholarship - Now closed
Funds to support health professionals working in cancer control and care. Applications will be considered for equipment or resources that will improve the quality and/or outcome of cancer patient treatment and care, OR reimbursement of cost to attend professional development opportunities.
Athena Karydis Foniadakis Scholarship information and application form.
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