Four funding opportunities – breast cancer, bowel cancer, international summer scholarship, travel to MASCC conference

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) International Fellowship Program 

To facilitate international training and knowledge exchange, the Program will provide financial support to outstanding Australian scientists/clinicians to strengthen their research and clinical experience by working in internationally renowned breast cancer research and treatment centres outside of Australia.

Please note that there is no scheduled closing date for this scheme.

** Flinders University Research Development and Support (RDS) Internal due date for Compliance Review: 10 Working days prior to submission (email:

However, applicants should be aware that the Fellowships must commence between 1st January 2019 – 1st January 2020.

All applications will be considered at the time of submission.

For Guidelines and further details please see the NBCF grants website:


  • Judith Annette Thompson PhD scholarship investigating bowel cancer

Funded by Australian Rotary Health.

This supports a postgraduate student in undertaking full-time research on bowel cancer.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. Only PhD students about to commence their first year of study in 2019 are eligible.

The scholarship is worth AUD 29,000 per year for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years, to cover salary support and incidentals. Australian Rotary Health provides AUD 18,000 per year and the applicant’s institute must provide AUD 11,000 per year for the duration of the scholarship.

Closing date 15 Feb 19


  • International summer research programme fellowships

Lausanne Federal Polytechnic | École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH

The Lausanne Federal Polytechnic School of Life Sciences invites applications for its international summer research programme fellowships. These enable undergraduate students and first-year masters students to attend the research programme to be held at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Students will be offered intensive research training under the supervision of an EPFL faculty from one of their institutes:

-brain mind institute;

-institute of bioengineering;

-global health institute;

-Swiss institute for experimental cancer research.

Applications are invited from undergraduate and first-year master’s students worldwide. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or a similar life sciences programme and plan on pursuing a career in the life sciences.

Funding covers housing and living expenses, as well as travel expenses up to CHF 1,000 for overseas travel and up to CHF 500 for European travel.

This website is not yet open for 2019, but expected to open mid-November.


  • Young investigator awards, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer invites applications for its young investigator awards. These recognise young investigators’ research accomplishments and support their attendance at the association’s annual meeting.

Applicants must be in training or out of training for no more than seven years and must be the first author of an abstract submitted for the annual meeting. They may be from any country and any profession.

The award consists of complimentary conference registration, two nights’ accommodation and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Closing date 11 Feb 19

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