Further Government funding now available
As Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month launches into action, the OCRF is excited to share the promising outlook for research funding this year.
After extensive lobbying, the government has announced a $25 million funding boost for early detection of low-survival cancers, including ovarian cancer, through the NHMRC and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The OCRF is pleased to see this much-needed funding made available to ovarian cancer researchers, just months after the 2020 State of the Nation report found that despite early detection only receiving 7% of all ovarian cancer research funding in Australia over the past decade, it was the number one breakthrough needed to save lives.
This funding comes in addition to the $16.2 million that the OCRF secured in 2019 that is currently supporting crucial research projects. This additional funding opportunity, alongside our OCRF Grant Scheme, demonstrates our continued commitment to creating opportunities for exciting new research projects, despite the challenging economic conditions faced over the last 12 months.
Go to the MRFF grant