2020 Research Grants open

Monday, November 30, 2020
The 2020 Collaboration Grants are open for applications

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Collaborative Research Grants, supporting top Australian researchers to make an impact for pancreatic cancer, are open for applications.

A total of $600,000 will be shared equally between the two successful collaborative research projects with PanKind’s grants aiming to encourage new ideas, build the capacity of Australian pancreatic cancer research and find new, more effective treatments to improve outcomes for patients. The Foundation has to date funded $7.6m into cutting-edge medical research at Australia’s top institutions since 2008.

"Due to the impact of COVID-19, we believe it is more important than ever to provide opportunities and support to pancreatic cancer researchers in Australia so we are matching the amount funded last year," said PanKind CEO, Michelle Stewart. “We are pleased to enable talented researchers to collaborate in the area of pancreatic cancer to have a greater impact, thanks to the support of our generous donors. Improving survival for patients will require collaboration from many groups on numerous levels including funding, advocacy and research.”


Collaboration Grant - $300k over 2 years
The Collaboration Grant aims to provide funding to Australian researchers to participate in collaborative research projects. This grant also encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration, between pancreatic cancer research groups and other specialities, for example, immunotherapy, nanotechnology, genomics and bioinformatics.

As part of our robust process in awarding grant funding, applications will be assessed by our internationally recognised Scientific Advisory Panel. Chair of the PanKind Scientific Advisory Panel, Ross McKinnon, said "collaboration grants often result in highly innovative ideas as researchers explore new collaborations across disciplines. Australia has some of the world’s strongest pancreatic cancer researchers and we are expecting an extremely high calibre of collaborative applications."

The 2020 Collaborative Research Grants are open for applications now and close in February 2021. Two Collaboration Grants will be offered and further details and eligibility criteria can be found on our apply for grant page.

You can learn more about our research strategy here.

Innovation and Accelerator grants will not be offered in 2020.