How our grants work

Each year the Avner Foundation releases a set of Grant Application and Funding guidelines which outline the application process for our grants program

Funding for our 2018 Grants Program has now closed. Once our next funding round is confirmed details of how to apply will be posted on our website. These outline eligibility criteria for funding, terms of funding and the promotional and support requirements of the program.

Assessment for grants funding

All applications will be assessed by the Scientific Advisory Panel during the Grant Review Period when projects will be evaluated according to the following set of criteria:

  • Scientific quality and innovation (35%) - e.g. is the project novel, are the hypotheses sound, and are methodology and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the aims of the project? Does the application challenge and seek to shift current research or clinical paradigms by utilising novel theoretical approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions? How does the project complement work already being done in the field?
  • Potential Clinical Impact and Significance (25%) - e.g. Does the project address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the field? If the aims are achieved how might this impact on the survival rates of those suffering from Pancreatic Cancer? How will scientific knowledge, technical capability and/or clinical practice be improved?
  • Investigator team (20%) - Is the investigator team well-conceived for the project? Are collaborations involving external partners including international investigations likely to be enhanced by this project?
  • Project management (10%) - Are the proposed activities aligned with the goals? Are the milestones clearly defined and achievable within the timeframe?
  • Budget (10%) - Is the proposed budget comprehensive and realistic, noting all in kind and
    financial support from the applicant organisation?

Funding will be provided to successful applicants in accordance with the Standard Terms and the executed Funding Agreement.

Please check back later in the year for the 2019 Grant Application guidelines.