The prestigious John Mills Young Investigator Award was established in 2013, in recognition of the outstanding contribution of Professor John Mills AO to PCFA as Chairman of PCFA's Research Program (2007-2013).

The Young Investigator Award provides catalytic funding for early, post-doctoral researchers to help further their research and attract ongoing funding.

To be eligible for this award, the research proposed must be strongly relevant to prostate cancer and may address any of the broad areas of prostate cancer research, including prostate cancer biology, treatment, diagnosis, service delivery, survivorship and prevention. Basic, translational, clinical and population-based studies in any of these research areas are appropriate.

This award has been increased to a maximum of $150,000 over a period of up to 18 months.