Call for Applications – Gut Cancer Research Funding Round
The Gut Cancer Foundation (GCF) is calling for applications for:
A clinical trial, clinical study, or pre-clinical research which aims to improve outcomes for patients with gastro-intestinal (GI) cancers in New Zealand. The value of the grant is $150,000 (GST excl).
GCF will consider both new research or existing projects with preference given to those applications most closely aligned with GCF’s strategic aims and current research priorities:
Improving access for New Zealanders to clinical trials
Supporting NZ clinicians to combine their clinical work with research projects
The development of a dedicated clinical research workforce for upper and lower GI cancers with a focus on increasing Māori participation
Supporting research and trials that increases equitable outcomes and access for Māori, and other underserved populations in Aotearoa New Zealand
GCF will consider applications from all relevant health professions, who are able to combine their clinical work with research, investigating how to improve detection, diagnosis, the quality of life and potential survival for people living with GI cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand. GCF will consider applications from pre-clinical researchers that clearly define a short-term pathway to clinical trials.
The Gut Cancer Research Funding Round is available in (but not limited to) the specialty areas of cancer surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, palliative care, cancer genetics, radiology, anatomical pathology, nutrition, nursing, psychiatry, or public health.
For clinical trials and clinical studies, awards will be distributed on a patient-by-patient basis. Successful recipients will be expected to invoice for each patient recruited to the trial.
Awards to pre-clinical research projects will be distributed through 3 payments of $50,000. The 2nd and 3rd payments will be conditional on the satisfactory receipt of a 6 monthly review.
Six monthly progress reports are required using the provided accountability template. The report will be reviewed by GCF’s Scientific Advisory Committee who will advise the GCF board on the distribution of future payments.
All recipients would be expected and required to acknowledge funding support from GCF in oral or written reports about their work. The successful applicant must be prepared to have a profile posted on GCF’s website www.gutcancer.org.nz and promoted through GCF’s marketing material.
Applications should be made on the Research Proposal form attached and need to include the proposed research, and information about the applicant, description of how their time will be allocated, and demonstration of value to their career.
Applications must be received by GCF by email to email@example.com by 5 pm, Friday 29th September 2023. Please note that your host institution may have an earlier closing date and GCF strongly encourages you to adhere to the internal deadline. Please also ensure that you also fulfil any institutional requirements for submission.
The decision will be made by GCF’s Scientific Advisory Committee and ratified by the Gut Cancer Foundation board of directors. Applicants will be notified by mid-early November 2023.
GCF Clinical Research Application Form
GCF Non-Clinical Study Application Form
GCF budget template
GCF CV template
Māori Cancer Researcher Awards 2023
Ka whati te tai, ka pao te tōrea (seize the opportunity that this could bring)
The Gut Cancer Foundation is proud to collaborate with Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa (The Cancer Society of New Zealand) and Hei Āhuru Mōwai (Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa) this year to award a round of Research Masters and PhD scholarships to Māori Cancer Researchers.
The Māori Cancer Researcher Awards 2023 demonstrate our shared commitment to advance Māori aspirations in cancer research, and our recognition of the importance of representation in the research workforce in achieving this.
Thanks to GCF supporters, 2023 will see a specifc grant available for research into cancers of the digestive system.
The Māori Cancer Researcher Awards 2023 are for researchers who are committed to hauora Māori, maximising Māori cancer health gains, addressing existing cancer inequities, and/or fostering Māori health aspirations. We value applications that include kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori.
To be eligible, you must:
Be of Māori descent
Be resident in Aotearoa New Zealand
Have academic supervision which includes at least one Māori supervisor. Those unable to identify a Māori supervisor are encouraged to get in touch prior to applying. Information on supporting Māori students through their studies can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ahuruakonga
Intend to enrol or already be enrolled in a Research Masters or PhD. Those who have not yet enrolled for their proposed course of study but are intending to do so may apply for this scholarship. In this case any award will be conditional on the applicant’s successful enrolment in either a Research Masters or PhD at a University or Whare Wānanga in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Applications for the Gut Cancer Foundation funded Masters must demonstrate how their research will impact on patients affected by gastro-intestinal cancer.
The Gut Cancer Foundation Masters Scholarship will comprise the following components and will last for one year (12 months):
Stipend of $35,000
Tuition fees of $10,000
Part-time students are welcome to enrol, noting that for such students the scholarship would be pro-rated. The award will not be granted for a period longer than the equivalent of one year (Masters) or three years (PhD) fulltime.
How to apply
Application Flowchart (to come)
Masters Scholarship Guidelines
Masters Scholarship Form
Please fill out the appropriate form using the corresponding guideline document, and submit your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due at 12 noon Friday 29 September 2023
Applications to fund clinical trials can be made at any time of the year. All applications are subject to the availability of funds and must be reviewed by both the GCF Scientific Advisory Committee and GCF board before a decision is taken.
Applications must be made in writing using the forms below. Please email completed forms to Liam Willis at email@example.com
If you have any questions please call us to discuss on 0800 112 775.