Research Grants and Funding
The Cancer Society is the largest non Government funder of cancer research in New Zealand through its annual Research Grants Programme. This follows a rigorous assessment procedure similar to that undertaken by the Health Research Council. Each year grants approved for funding by the Society total over $3 million and represent a wide range of research projects aimed at detecting and treating cancer more effectively.
A number of scholarships are awarded annually to allow students to undertake advanced research in the field of cancer, leading to a Doctorate in Philosophy from a New Zealand University.
For more information on Cancer Society research activity or grants please contact:
DDI 04 494 7278
Social and Behavioural Research
Since 1990, with the growing need for the Society to address the prevention of cancer the Society has supported Social and Behavioural Research at Otago University, Dunedin. In 2009 funding of $300,000 per annum was committed to The Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research at Otago University.The Unit currently works across all health promotion areas to:
- build up and maintain the evidence base.
- evaluate health promotion programmes.
- support post graduate students into the field.
- More recently the Unit has also commended working with Support Services to develop a body of evidence on psychosocial/spiritual research focusing on the needs of cancer survivors.
It is with much please that the Cancer Society Social & Behavioural Research Unit presents its 2012 Annual Report.