National Breast Cancer Foundation – Investigator Initiated Research Scheme 2021 now open

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) 2021 Investigator Initiated Research Scheme (IIRS) grant round is now open. Given the unprecedented circumstances externally this year, the NBCF has made a strategic decision to split the funding available for breast cancer research between supporting existing ongoing research projects, as well as funding new grants.

The application deadline is 5pm AEST Monday 29 June 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 15 June 2020. For application advice and assistance, please contact  Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health) at

Potential applicants should be aware of significant changes to previous iterations of the Investigator Initiated Research Scheme made as a result of the total pool of available funding being significantly reduced from previous years. Funding will be restricted to projects that address either precision prevention or precision medicine for breast cancer, and the maximum funding available per application is $375,000 over 3 years (or $125,000 per year).

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