Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Grants

The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation will make available grant funding for Pancreatic Cancer Research. 

In its inaugural funding round (2015), the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is making available $1.9M in grant funding for two types of grant:

Accelerator Grants

Grants (typically of up to $500,000 (GST exclusive) per annum) are to be 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’.

‘Woolies on Wheels’ Innovation Grants

The Woolies on Wheels Innovation Grants are in recognition of the efforts of the Woolworths' business leaders who cycled the 2014 ‘Woolies on Wheels’ charity cycle to raise funds in support of Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

The grants (maximum of 4 grants in 2015) will support seed funding (typically $100,000) for innovative pancreatic cancer projects with a desire to increase interest and investment in pancreatic cancer research.

The objectives of the ‘Woolies on Wheels’ 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.

Emphasis will be given to support novel approaches examples of which would include immunotherapy.

Correspondence regarding the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Grants should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date for applications for the 2015 round is Friday 24th July 2015.

Please check the funding announcement for full details - click here.