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2016 ONJCWRC Supportive Care Research PhD Scholarships

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 2:00PM 30 August 2016 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Before you begin

The Victorian Cancer Agency uses SmartyGrants to administer our grants. SmartyGrants is an online grant management system that provides easy-to-use online application forms, as well as report management for successful applicants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

If an error occurs, fear not – SmartyGrants staff are available and ready to help. Contact them on 03 9320 6888 during business hours or email and quote your application number. For queries about the guidelines or deadlines, please contact Julie Cairns at  For queries about the questions in the form, please contact the Victorian Cancer Agency on 1300 664 737 during business hours or email and quote your application number.

If you need more help using this form, access the Help Guide for Applicants.

Grant information

Through the Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA), funding has been provided to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Austin Health to establish and oversee the awarding of the ONJ Centre Supportive Care Research PhD Scholarship.

The ONJ Scholarships aim to increase the pool of experienced researchers that are able to conduct high quality research into supportive care that will translate to patient benefits.

PhD scholarships are available to suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake a full or part-time PhD by research. It is a requirement that applicants undertake part of their research at the ONJ Centre.

Before completing this application, it is important that you read the ONJCWRC Supportive Care Research PhD Scholarship 2016 Guidelines (PDF 434KB).

For our funding rules, including our policy on organisations that administer the funding, please see the Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Rules (PDF 265KB).

Reports and certifications

You must allow enough time for: 

  • a report from your proposed project supervisor; and
  • a certification from the Applicant Organisation.

For certifications, you will be required to download a copy of the completed application and distribute it to the Administering Organisation for their certification.

Detailed instructions are provided in the application. We recommend you read these early in the application process so that you know what is required.

Navigating (moving through) the application form

On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

Saving your draft application

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Applications’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.

Submitting your application

You will find a ‘Review’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your submission has NOT been received.

Attachments to support your application

You are required to upload attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a portable drive, or similar.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Please keep keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

If you are not able to upload a document, please contact SmartyGrants for support (see contact details above).

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