Cancer research projects we fund

The Cancer Society funds around 50% 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 worldwide 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.

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

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CT Collins Scholarship: Seeking new applications in early 2021

The CT Collins Research Training Scholarship is provided by the Cancer Society Wellington Division to allow a student to undertake cancer-related research/study leading to a PhD from a New Zealand University. The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of his/her potential for a career in cancer research and will be a full-time student or half-time equivalent. 

Previous Recipients:

2018: Cintya del Rio - Utilising genetic interaction network analysis to elucidate the anti-cancer mechanisms of statins
Click here to read more about Cintya!

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

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