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Williams Oncology Research Grant 2021-23

The Williams Oncology Research Grant is a one-off grant funded by a generous bequest from the late Nancy Williams. The project must have a research focus in at least one of the following areas: prostate cancer, breast cancer, blood cancer and/or cancer epidemiology.

In addition to a need to focus on at least one of those areas of investigation, it is vital that the present context of the proposed study can be linked back to medical research underway in Tasmania at the time of Mrs Williams’ passing in December 2003.

The Williams Oncology Research Grant will be available for an amount not exceeding $350,000 (GST exclusive) over three years, to be allocated on the basis of $115,000 per annum (+/- 20% each year).


Aims of the Williams Oncology Research Grant:

  • In connecting the intent of the Williams’ estate and the core purpose of the RHH Research Foundation, the aim of the grant is to provide support and enable capacity building for a researcher and their team to undertake a focused program of research over three years, for example by providing salary, consumables and additional research staff within a budget threshold of $115k pa (+/-20% each year);
  • to foster greater collaboration across disciplines and amongst researchers at various stages of their research careers, with involvement from a broad research team. While the Williams Oncology Research project will be led by a Chief Investigator A from any stage of their research career (PhD student onwards), there should be a strong team of researchers (including senior researchers) who will collectively enable delivery against strategic objectives; and
  • to encourage the team to engage with other established research groups and other mentors where appropriate.


Williams Oncology Research grant – important dates

The call for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) has now closed. 


Assessment Timetable:

  • EoIs are assessed between early August – late September 2020 [reviewed by the Foundation’s Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC)]
  • Unsuccessful EoIs are notified in late September 2020
  • Stage Two Submission(s) are requested from top EoIs in late September 2020
  • Stage Two Submission(s) are assessed between late October – mid December 2020
  • Applicants are notified of outcomes in December 2020

The Williams Oncology Research Grant EoI template and guidelines can be downloaded using the links below:

  • Click HERE for the – 2021-23 Williams Oncology Research Grant EOI template >
  • Click HERE for the – 2021-23 Williams Oncology Research Grant Funding – Guidelines >

Please note: late applications will not be considered.​


Enquiries please contact: or (03) 6166 1319.

Our Research Support & Administration Coordinator (Claire Vicars) is also available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays via:

Special thanks to our major sponsor
Johns Group Tasmania