29 March 2016
Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong AM appointed new Chair of PCFA's Research Advisory Committee
Tuesday 29 March 2016: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) opens its annual funding round today, with the aim of supporting groundbreaking prostate cancer research. Basic and clinical sciences researchers are eligible across a range of categories from young investigators to clinically qualified professionals. The funding round opens alongside the announcement that Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong AM has been appointed as Chair of PCFA’s Research Advisory Committee and member of the National Board.
Researchers around the country are invited to submit applications across the following categories:
- Clinician Scientist Award – supports outstanding, clinically qualified professionals who have gained a PhD in health and medical research to combine their clinical career with a research career and establish themselves as independent researchers in the field of prostate cancer. Up to $450K over a period of 3 years
- Young Investigator Award – provides catalytic funding for early, post-doctoral researchers to help further their research and attract ongoing funding. Up to 100K over a period of 12 months.
- New Concept Grant – supports first-in-field, high risk approaches that have the potential to generate new research directions in prostate cancer. Up to 100K over a period of 12 months.
- Clinical trials – funded by PCFA in collaboration with ANZUP, aims to invest $1.5 million over a period of 3 years to support clinical trials that will immediately benefit men with prostate cancer in Australia.
Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong AM is very pleased to be stepping into the role of Chair of PCFA’s Research Advisory Committee and a member of the National Board.
“Research funding is essential to finding solutions to fight this deadly disease, which still kills around 3,300 Australian men each year,” Professor Armstrong said. “The PCFA funding round is a vital annual boost to Australian research.”
“PCFA’s Research Advisory Committee looks forward to the submission of research proposals that will reduce the burden of prostate canceron the Australian community,” he said.
Full details about the PCFA’s Research Program, grant categories and application details can be found at www.prostate.org.au/research