Cancer Research

The Cancer Research grant program has been created to enable people to make provision in their wills to support the fight against cancer. 

Key dates

Status: closed

Open by invitation/inquiry November 2024

Granting overview

Available Funding: One-year grants of up to $60,000 

Application Process: Via SmartyGrants (by invitation) 

Program objectives

The cancer research program focusses on advancing research into the causation, prevention and diagnosis of cancer, as well as the treatment of the disease. 


Item 1 DGR organisations which are registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and endorsed with charity tax concessions.

Past recipients

Financial year





Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

Support for Senior Research Leaders at Peter Mac



National Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment



National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation

DNA nano biosensor for cancer diagnostics



National Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment



Cancer Council Victoria

The Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study



Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

A novel approach to improve the standard of care for Breast Cancer Patients


All grant programs

Go back to view all grant programs

Aboriginal flag Torres Strait islander flag Pride flag
State Trustees Limited operates on the lands of Traditional Custodians. We acknowledge their history, culture and Elders past, present and emerging. State Trustees is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff and clients. We celebrate and value people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures and abilities.

Original artwork ‘Four Sisters Coming Together’ by Melissa Bell 2023