Beat Cancer Project

Beat Cancer Project

The Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. It is funded by Cancer Council SA, the South Australian Government (through SA Health) and is administered by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The objectives of the Beat Cancer Project are to increase funding for cancer research, increase the capacity for researchers to attract more national and international research grants and build a stronger cancer research workforce with broader research infrastructure in South Australia.

If you require further information about this program, please contact the Beat Cancer Project Officer via email at

Open Funding Opportunities

Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project: Project Grants

The Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project considers near miss applications to the NHMRC Ideas Grant round for supplementary funding. Processing of supplementary funding applications is jointly managed by CCNSW and SAHMRI.

Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project supplementary funding is available to applications that are:

  • Based on any aspect of cancer, including its causes, mechanisms, prevention, treatment and care, and the organisation and performance of cancer control services
  • 1 year in duration
  • Have an adjusted 12 month timeline and budget up to a value of $100,000
  • Based in South Australia

Researchers wishing to apply to the Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project must complete:

  • An NHMRC Ideas Grant application in SAPPHIRE (Due 3rd May 2023)
  • The Cancer Council SA supplementary questions via the CCNSW online form (Due 17th May 2023)

For more information, download the guidelines below or contact