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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) Opening TBA
**The opening of the IIRS scheme has been delayed. NBCF is reviewing the terms and conditions in light of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on researchers and their research, and on the likely amount of funding available to applicants. We are aiming to update potential applicants as soon as possible**.
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. To preview the application form, please click here.
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: Click here to view the Appendix Guidelines.