Grants and Funding Opportunities for AGITG Members

“Seeking funding for academic trials is like looking for an oasis in the desert. An issue I have sufficient experience in to have post traumatic Grant writing stress disorder. We need to change this!”

Associate Professor Nick Pavlakis

The GI Cancer Institute is the grant making and funding body for new AGITG-led pilot and small-scale studies, substudies and translational research. Eight research projects have been awarded the Innovation Grant thanks to community based fundraising, and since 2019, the following research projects received funding:

  • Pancreatic cancer
    • NEO-IMPACT, Doctor Lorraine Chantrill
    • MASTERPLAN substudies:
      • RANDOMS, Clinical Dietitians Belinda Steer and Katie Benton
      • Microbiome substudy, Professor David Goldstein
      • Proteomics substudy, Associate Professor Michelle Hill
  • Colorectal cancer
    • FORECAST-1, Professor Peter Gibbs
    • RESOLUTE, Associate Professor Jeanne Tie (partial funding)
    • VADER, Professor Niall Tebbutt and Professor John Mariadason
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma
    • CONTROL NETS translational substudy, Doctor Ben Lawrence

Help us to fund your research

Develop new ideas: AGITG members are encouraged to develop new pilot and small scale studies, substudies and translational research with the support of the AGITG Working Parties. Submit an idea to a Working Party

Share Patient Stories: If you have patients or families who would like to share their stories, please contact the GI Cancer Institute. Patient stories help us connect with our donors on an emotional level.

Referrals: If a patient or their family member have questions about how to get involved, please refer them to the GI Cancer Institute to provide this support.

Our donors are your patients, their families and their friends, and they are just like you – i.e. they want to help improve outcomes for people with GI cancer by knowing about your projects in need of funding.

Contact us today


P: 1300 666 769

Quick links:

View all Grants and Funding Opportunities

Submit an idea to a Working Party

Develop your research with us