Initiatives & Funding: Cancer Research Theme

BIG Ideas Workshops

Our cancer research theme is developing BIG Ideas or large programs of work for strategic investment. With an increased focus on collaboration we are leveraging our strengths to add value over and above the pre-existing landscape of initiatives and capabilities. BIG Ideas contribute to portfolio development, with a focus on innovation, creativity and discovery.

If you have a BIG Idea to contribute, submit it at any time to for Faculty support and development. The next BIG Ideas Workshop will be run in the second half of 2022.

Cancer Research Seed Grants

Seed grants are offered to support new and strategic research, with a focus on collaboration across organisations and disciplines. Unsuccessful seed grants are eligible for other forms of support, including grant preparation support or leverage funds for external funding applications above $2M and philanthropic exposure.

Education Initiatives

Research education and training is provided to support our research workforce in areas of identified need. A successful Therapeutic Development Workshop was held in late 2019. We engaged close to 100 people, who shared their expertise across all stages of drug development. The workshop explored ideas around commercialising research into treatments, therapies or drugs to improve health across the community. Watch the presentation.

A Medical Devices Workshop is now in development. It aims to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations across UNSW faculties and will include information sharing in best-practice approaches to develop, test, seek approval and scale up interventional devices.

Annual Events

The inaugural UNSW Cancer Symposia is scheduled 9am–5pm on 22 June 2022, with networking 5–7pm.

This is your chance to share your voice, and bring your ideas for the future directions of UNSW cancer research. The aim is to connect cancer researchers across the UNSW network, to facilitate new collaborations, new ideas and an appreciation of the broad cancer research going on across our campuses and institutes.

Wednesday 22 June 2022 – NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Click here to register: 2022 UNSW Annual Cancer Symposium Registration, Wed 22/06/2022 at 9:00 am | Eventbrite