Cancer Research Trust

a little about..



The Cancer Research Trust’s vision is to make an internationally significant contribution to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. To achieve this, we are actively driving world-class innovative and collaborative research in WA, and reversing the brain drain by enticing back to Perth our most valuable export; world leaders in medical research.


The CRT 2017 WA Collaborative Cancer Research Grant is funding of up to $13.5m plus an additional 30% matched funding for up to nine years for two world class collaborative cancer research programs based in WA. This competitive grant process attracted a field of exceptionally strong applications and the equal first winners are:

  • Professor Alistair Forrest’s (Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research) application “Enabling Advanced Single Cell Cancer Genomics in WA”
  • Professor Christobel Saunders’ (UWA) application “Patients First: the Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer (The CIC-Cancer Project)”

Further information and updates on progress with these projects can be found at Perkins, UWA, here and here.



August, 2019

The CRT 2020 Collaborative Cancer Research Grant Call for Expressions of Interest

The Cancer Research Trust (CRT) has established The Grant to support, energise and fund collaborative and innovative cancer research in Western Australia. The Grant will provide support for teams of high calibre researchers to pursue broad based, multi-disciplinary cancer activities, to increase the inter-institutional collaboration of cancer researchers in WA and to increase their competitiveness for State, National and International cancer research funding. This is a unique opportunity, offering substantial funding of up to $1 million pa from the Cancer Research Trust (CRT) for 5 years.

Expressions of Interest are being sought for cancer research programs to commence in 2020.

For more information, please download the following documents: