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NBCF Grants Scheme

The Investigator Initiated Research Scheme is an amalgamation of the numerous grant schemes previously offered by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (i.e. pilot studies, innovator, infrastructure, accelerator and career fellowships).

The scope and extent of the research funded by NBCF remains the same, as does our ongoing dedication to supporting outstanding researchers.

All details about the Investigator Initiated Research Scheme, including eligibility, the application process and guidelines, can be found below.


Investigator Initiated Research Scheme (IIRS) (CLOSED)
Description: The NBCF Investigator Initiated Research Scheme will support the salary (if requested) and research costs (or portions thereof) of outstanding investigators with a vision to expand the scale and scope of breast cancer research in Australia.
Application process: Applications must be submitted online via the SmartyGrants application system.
Funding and duration: Support for salaries and research costs for 1 to 5 years. Please click here to preview the NBCF Funding Agreement.
Further Information: Application Guidelines are available here. Appendix is available here.