Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Date posted: 1 June 2021

Closing date: 2 July 2021

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the major funder of brain cancer research in Australia. Our Foundation funds research grants designed to improve survival outcomes for people with brain cancer, including project grants and fellowships.

Early Career Fellowships

  • Applications open Tuesday 11 May 2021, 9am AEST
  • Applications close Friday 2 July 2021, 5pm AEST

To improve survival and quality of life for people with brain cancer, we need the most talented and brilliant minds working in this area. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s Early Career Fellowships aim to attract and support bright young researchers to pursue a career in brain cancer. This will help increase the capacity of research in Australia, which is essential for developing new and innovative treatments for brain cancer.

It is expected that Fellows undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure that will lead to a more permanent position within the brain cancer research field.

Funding Details

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s Early Career Fellowships will offer grants-in-aid of up to $115,000 per year for three years. This includes up to $100,000 salary (depending on experience and academic level), $10,000 for research consumables and $5,000 for travel and conferences per year.


Applicants must:

  • Be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the award.
  • Undertake research at an Australian institution.
  • Have been awarded their PhD within the last six years. Note: the start date should be taken from the date the PhD thesis was passed, not the date of degree conferral. Consideration will also be given to final year PhD students, whose PhD will be submitted by December 2021 and approved before Fellowship begins in early 2022.
  • Not concurrently hold a Fellowship from another funding body.
  • Have a proven track record of research but not held an established academic appointment.
  • Have read and agree to the terms and conditions of funding.


  • Applications open Tuesday 11 May 2021
  • Applications close Friday 2 July 2021, 5pm AEST
  • Short-listed applicants notified for virtual interviews in August 2021
  • Virtual interviews with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee in September 2021



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