In June 2016 Avner’s Foundation called for applications for grant funding and received 25 applications for the $2m funding pool. This is the second round of grant funding awarded by Avner's Foundation and brings the total grant funding to date to $3.9 million. Our esteemed Scientific Advisory Panel of international and national experts assessed the applications and made their recommendations to the board of Avner’s Foundation and these were unanimously accepted.
The two types of grants on offer were Innovation Grants and Accelerator Grants.
Innovation Grants 2016
Four seed funding grants of $100,000 each (GST exclusive) for one year are being made available to support innovative pancreatic cancer projects with a desire to increase interest and investment in pancreatic cancer research.
The 2016 Innovation grants are in recognition of the combined efforts of the Woolworths' business leaders who cycled the 2015 'Woolies on Wheels' charity cycle and Pancreatic Cancer survivor George Hillen who climbed Mt Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the disease and funds for Avner's Foundation.
The objectives of the Innovation grants are to:
- Support established scientists and/or early career researchers to develop preliminary data necessary to support pursuit of additional funding in subsequent years
- Encourage and retain talented skilled individuals in the field of pancreatic cancer.
Innovation Grant Recipients
Accelerator Grants 2016
Grants of up to $500,000 (GST exclusive) per annum are being made available for two to three years duration (a maximum of $1.5M over the next 3 years) to support specific projects and/or infrastructure for research into pancreatic cancer.
The objective of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Accelerator Grants is to: Fund high quality projects that can clearly demonstrate support for the Foundation’s vision ‘To break through 40 years of no progress by doubling the number of people who survive pancreatic cancer by 2020’.
Accelerator Grant Recipients