The Cancer Society of New Zealand (Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa) is excited to announce that the 2023 National Grant Round is now open.

The aim of the Cancer Society’s National Grant Round is to fund high-quality research across the cancer continuum (including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care). In 2023, we are offering Research Grants, Post-Doctoral Fellowships, and PhD Scholarships. Applications are now closed for Research Grants and Post-Doctoral Fellowships. PhD Scholarship applications are open until 1 May 2023.

Please note that we have specific funding available for Melanoma & Lung Cancer research, and we encourage applications in these research areas. 

PhD Scholarships

Applications for PhD Scholarships are now open. You will find the guidelines and application form below. Applications are due 1 May 2023.

PhD scholarship application guidelines 2023

PhD scholarship application form 2023

Expression of Interest Process

Expressions of Interest for Research Grant and Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications have now closed.

51 Expressions of Interest were received, made up of 31 Research Grants and 20 Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications. 24 have progressed to full proposals, made up of 16 Research Grants and 8 Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

Request for Proposals

Requests for full applications for Research Grants and Post-Doctoral Fellowships were sent on 27 March 2023.

For more information

If you have any pātai/questions, please email Dr. Nicole Stanton, National Advisor: Research Programme & Policy at

Last updated: April 4, 2023