The Cancer Society of New Zealand (Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa) is excited to announce that the 2024 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 2024, we are offering Post-Doctoral Fellowships and PhD Scholarships. 

Please note that we have specific funding available for Melanoma research, and we encourage applications in this research area. 

Programme Grant

The Cancer Society will also be offering our 5 year Programme Grant, which is currently held by the University of Otago.

The 2025 - 2030 grant will aim to cover the advocacy areas of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and supportive care. 

Grant Portal

The Cancer Society has a brand new grant portal, which can be found here:

You will find all information on the grants and be able to apply for these through the portal.

Key Dates

Grant Application Deadline Grant Portal Link
Programme Grant Registration of Interest 15 December 2023 This has now closed
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Expression of Interest 7 February 2024

Full Applications:

  • Programme Grant
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship
  • PhD Scholarship
12 April 2024


For more information

If you have any pātai/questions, please email Research Manager Dr. Nicole Stanton at

Last updated: February 1, 2024