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. PhD Scholarship application documents will be available in early 2023.

Please note that we have specific funding available for Melanoma & Lung Cancer research. 

Expression of Interest Process

For Research Grant and Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications, please submit your expression of interest form to by 12 noon on 1 March 2023


Research Grants:

Expression of Interest Guidelines

Expression of Interest Form


Post-Doctoral Fellowships:

Expression of Interest Guidelines 

Expression of Interest Form 

Request for Proposals

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

Full proposals for Research Grants and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, as well as PhD Scholarship applications, are due 1 May 2023.

For more information

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

Last updated: January 26, 2023