Backing brilliant to give the people you love Australia’s best cancer research.

With 2 in 5 Australians diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and the remaining 3 closely affected by a diagnosis, sadly many of us know the devastating impact of cancer.

At Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), we know that only brilliant ideas can tackle something as big as cancer. We back bold, brave and brilliant research that has the potential to accelerate the prevention, detection and treatment of ALL types of cancer.  

We’ve been very privileged to back some of the most visionary projects across Australia to date

Backing research across Australia since 1984

We’ve provided almost $174 million of funding to 82 cancer research projects across 43 institutions Australia-wide.

Large grants that make a real impact

Annually we award grants of between $1 million and $10 million to visionary cancer research projects.

Funding the technology so cancer research can go further and faster

We give researchers cutting-edge equipment that drives innovation and ultimately - saves millions of lives.

The ACRF Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC)

Our highly esteemed Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC) reviews, evaluates, provides recommendations on ACRF’s research grant funding applications.

Other ways to supercharge brilliant cancer research with ACRF.

There are many other ways to make a difference and show your support for 2 in 5 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.





Professor Ian Frazer’s research into the cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine. Thanks to a universal immunisation program, Australia is set to be the first country to effectively eliminate the disease

A personalised cancer program providing tangible hope for children diagnosed with the highest risk cancers.