The Cancer Society is a major funder of life-saving and world class cancer research through its National Research Grants Programme.  The applications follow a rigorous assessment procedure similar to that undertaken by the Health Research Council. Each year grants approved for funding through the National Grant Round total over $1 million and represent a wide range of research projects spanning the cancer continuum. A number of scholarships are awarded annually to allow students to undertake advanced research in the field of cancer, leading to a Doctorate in Philosophy from a New Zealand University.

The 2019 Programme Grant Funding Scheme is now open for applications see 2019 Research Programme Grant for further details.

The 2019 Grant Round is also open for applications, see 2019 Grant Round for further details.

Note, each individual listed on a Programme Grant application is also eligible to be Principal Investigator on one grant application in the Grant Round, and may be named as an Associate investigator in one additional application in the same round.

We are also looking to recruit individuals with expertise in the areas of prevention, psychosocial and supportive care research to join our National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC). This is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Be involved in approving cutting edge cancer research
  • Work with other highly experienced world-leading experts in cancer research
  • Support the work of the Cancer Society and help us deliver the Cancer Society of New Zealand's new research strategy 2018-2023.

For details about the role, please see the role description and the NSAC terms of reference. If you are interested in applying, please send an expression of interest and your CV to by 9 Oct.