The Cancer Society funds around 50 percent of cancer research in New Zealand through project grants for scientists and others. Their research has international importance. This means every New Zealander's voluntary contribution plays a vital role in world-wide efforts to prevent and control cancer.

Grant Guidelines

The Medical and Scientific Committee of the Wellington Division has set out the following guidelines for Research Grant Applications, medical libraries and summer studentships.

Grant guideline instructions

Grant Applications

Deadlines for the submission of applications are the 1st of the months in which the Medical and Scientific Committee meets. Meeting dates are planned for: February, May, August and October.  All applications must be emailed to

 You can download an application form from the link below or obtain a copy by phoning the Cancer Society on (04) 389 8421.  

Application form for Professional Education/Conference funding 
Application form for Research Grants
CT Collins Scholarship (Awarded for 3 years, applications close 30 April 2018)

 For further information about grants for research or other activities please contact:

Michael Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Society of NZ Wellington Division Inc.
52 Riddiford Street

Phone: 04 389 8756
Fax: 04 389 5994