PC4 Training Award

Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) is pleased to offer the next round of training awards for Primary Care in Cancer.

About the Training Award

The objectives of the Training Award are to promote collaboration, skills development, skills exchange and build capacity in cancer research in primary care; by encouraging researchers to undertake research or research related travel and training. This includes visiting Australian based collaborators.

These awards are valued at up to $10,000 each and will be offered to a clinician or researcher to support a project in any area related to the primary care and cancer discipline (this could include a systematic review or primary research). Alternatively, the clinician or researcher may use the funds to undertake a placement/visit/skills development with an Australian based collaborator.

Novice clinicians and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

Can I Apply?

Applicants must be a member of PC4 (it’s free to join – register today).

How do I Apply?

Please complete the online application below by Friday 27th October, and attach a maximum two page proposal as a word document and a two page CV. You may submit an additional one page word document for figures and/or tables. All applications will be notified of the outcome. Please email us with any queries.


Project Applications

All relevant applications will be reviewed, PC4 priority areas include:

  • Interventions to reduce diagnostic delay
  • Managing cancer survivors with comorbidities
  • Palliative care interventions that target early recognition of approaching end of life or that optimise palliative care provision by GPs

Timeline for project applications:

  • Applications close Friday 27th October 2017
  • Applicants will be notified before Monday 10th November 2017
  • Scheduled meetings to discuss scope and progress of the report will be held with the successful applicant in December 2017, March and June 2018.
  • A report will be submitted annually until completion

Project applications should be submitted as a word document, less than two pages and cover the following headings:

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Research methods
  • Project timeline
  • Project significance
  • Research dissemination
  • Budget
  • References

The review committee will focus on the relevance of your application to the Training Award objectives, the significance of your proposed research topic, scientific quality of the research design, appropriateness of budget, plan to disseminate research findings and contribution to professional development. Applications which have received some funding will be favourably viewed.


Travel Applications

Timeline for collaboration and skill development applications:

  • Applications close Friday 27th October 2017
  • Applicants will be notified before 10th November 2017
  • Travel to be completed by 30th June 2018
  • A travel report and receipts to be submitted one month after completion of travel

Travel applications should be submitted as word documents, two pages or less and cover the following headings:

  • Current research portfolio
  • Summary of proposed travel
  • Potential value of travel/collaboration
  • Travel timeline
  • Career impact
  • Budget

Additionally, please submit a letter of support from your collaborator/collaborating institution.

Funds can be used towards:

  • A direct return economy (not premium economy) airfare for the traveller only, by the most direct route. The cost of any stopovers, if not included in the airfare, and any variation from the direct route, must be met by the traveller.
  • Accommodation
  • Standard per diem
  • Related seminar/workshop/conference costs

The review committee will focus on the relevance of your application to the Training Award objectives, the value of your proposed travel, appropriateness of budget, and contribution to professional development.