The 2020 funding round is now OPEN!

PCFA's strategic research goal is to fund research that's creates and promotes the uptake of knowledge that will improve the lives of Australian men with prostate cancer, their partners and their families.

To align with this goal, PCFA will fund practical research with direct implications for men with prostate cancer, their partners and their families on issues related to treatment, care and support in the near term.

PDF Download a copy of PCFA's Research Strategy here

Such research will include:

A. Clinical research projects that deliver near-term outcomes (i.e. clinical trials) with inbuilt high research value (e.g. studies using biological samples collected during clinical trials)

B. Prostate cancer survivorship research

C. Research in priority directions identified through consultation with PCFA’s stakeholders. A targeted number of research priorities were further determined in consultation with our stakeholders. 

PCFA is now calling for applications from early career researchers under the Priority Impact Research Award – Young Investigator (PIRA-YI) scheme. 

To be eligible, applicants must have less than five years full time research experience after completion of their research higher degree and must hold an academic or research appointment for the duration of the award.

The proposed research project must address one or more of the following priority research areas:   

Priority Research Area 1:
Research that uses existing Australian repositories of biological samples from men with prostate cancer to better predict prostate cancer’s progression

Priority Research Area 2:
Research to develop less invasive prostate cancer diagnostics that show promise but need more evidence.

Priority Research Area 5:
Research that advances knowledge and understanding of the impact of prostate cancer on men’s lives and the lives of their partners and their families.

The Call is open to research submissions in both localised and advanced prostate cancer.


Important Dates

Program Launch Date

Monday 19 October 2020

Application Submission Deadline

Monday 16 November 2020 at 5:00 PM AEDT 

Expert Panel Review and Deliberations

November to December 2020

Anticipated Award Notification

December 2020

Funding Start Date - Flexible

1st of any month between February and June 2021


Documents and Forms

Apply For Funding

Important Documents


Priority Impact Research Award – Young Investigator (PIRA-YI)


Progress Reports


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