Cancer Society Research Strategy 2018 - 2023

What is the strategy?

The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Research Strategy 2018-2023 outlines the goals of the Cancer Society’s research programme and our approach to achieving them.

Who developed the strategy?

Our strategy has been formed in collaboration with a wide range of people, including cancer researchers from a range of different disciplines, members of our National Scientific Advisory Committee, Cancer Society staff, representatives from Hei Āhuru Mōwai, Maori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa and other research funders.

When will the strategy be implemented?

The Strategy will be implemented over a two year period (May 2018 – May 2020).

How will the strategy impact New Zealand Research Institutions?

  • The Cancer Society currently funds PhD scholarships through our annual Grant Round. As part of the Research Strategy, the Cancer Society will prioritise funding PhD scholarships within speciality areas where grant opportunities are limited (for example nursing and allied health care).
  • The Cancer Society will also develop a specific funding scheme for cancer researchers to apply for post-doctoral fellowships through the Grant Round.
  • The Cancer Society will be broadening the expertise on the National Scientific Advisory Committee and encouraging research applications across the cancer continuum (including in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care).

Download our strategy here