CANSA accepting Applications for Cancer Research Grant 2020 – South Africa

CANSA accepting Applications for Cancer Research Grant 2020 – South Africa


Deadline: 31 May 2020

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has funding available for research projects initiated and executed at South African institutions such as universities, NGO’s and parastatal organisations.

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The purpose of this funding is to support high-quality research that will reduce risk, advance management and improve outcomes for the most common cancers in South Africa, including breast, cervical, prostate, colorectal and lung cancers.

Focus Areas

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Proposals on the following topics are invited:

Epidemiology and determinants of the burden of cancer in South African populations
Health seeking behaviours and early detection and diagnosis of cancer
Health promotion and risk reduction of cancer, with a particular focus on behavioural risk reduction
Optimal patient care addressing survivorship issues, quality of life, rehabilitation and palliative care services
Other health services and health system research relating to the above categories, including improved understanding of the major barriers to care as well as the impact of current referral pathways
Research relating to cancer biology/ biochemistry/ molecular biology/ immunology with direct implications for early detection, risk reduction and patient care.
Funding Information

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The maximum annual amount granted for funding is currently R400 000 per applicant.
CANSA will fund 75% of grants only.
Applicants are requested to approach their relevant institutions for augmentation of the remaining 25% for a period of 3 years.
CANSA thus funds R900 000 over 3 years and the institution of the grantee R300 000 over 3 years giving a total of R1.2 million over 3 years.
Only applicants who are South African citizens or who have permanent residency will be funded. Proof of permanent residency must be provided.
Eligibility Criteria

In keeping with these research focus areas, CANSA extends invitations to applicants from public health and social science disciplines.
CANSA is particularly interested in considering submissions from researchers who may not have traditionally worked on cancer, but who may bring important perspectives from other health disciplines to cancer-specific research questions.
In addition, they favour multidisciplinary projects; as part of this, they recommends inclusion of appropriate clinical perspectives in the project team, where applicable.
Eligible Country: South Africa

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