Grants

While the ACN does not directly administer grant funding, its members report grant income that supports work related to the ACN. 

2017 Grant Funding

ACN members’ total research funding for projects commencing in 2017 is approx. $11.5 million. Below is a list of 2017 new funding highlights.

  • ARC Discovery Project DP170102727, Katharina Gaus, et al. DNA nanotechnology for controlled antigen presentation to T cells. (2017-2019). $485,500 

  • ARC Discovery Project DP170103599, Katharina Gaus, et al. Statistical analyses for spatial organisation in T cell signalling networks. (2017-2019). $398,500 

  • ARC Linkage Project LP170100623, Justin Gooding, Maria Kavallaris, et al. Bioinks for the 3D printing of cells made from off-the-shelf components. (2017-2019). $416,287 

  • ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities LE170100087, Richard Tilley, et al. Plasma-focused ion beam for nanoscale characterisation of materials. (2017). $1,100,000 

  • ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres Scheme IC170100020, Pall Thordarson, Richard Tilley, et al. ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industries. (2017-2021). $3,279,502 

  • Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Innovation Grant, Phoebe Phillips, Joshua McCarroll, et al. Therapeutically targeting a solute carrier transporter in the stroma of pancreatic cancer. (2017-2018). $100,000 
  • Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Grant APP1126738, Phoebe Phillips, Joshua McCarroll, et al. Therapeutically Targeting a Solute Carrier Transporter in the Stroma of Pancreatic Cancer. (2017-2020). $511,000 

  • Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Grant APP1126736, Phoebe Phillips, Joshua McCarroll, et al., Reprogramming the tumour microenvironment with the use of nanomedicines for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. (2017-2020). $500,000 

  • Cancer Council NSW, Katharina Gaus, et al. T cell receptor (TCR) signaling in adoptive T cell therapy against B cell lymphoma. (2017-2019). $450,000 

  • Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant REG171128, Maria Kavallaris. Ultra-fast, high resolution, low-dose microcomputed tomography for cancer and vascular imaging in small animals. (2017-) $383,100 

  • CINSW Career Development Fellowship, Orazio Vittorio. An anticancer chemically-modified natural compound targeting copper in neuroblastoma. (2017-2019). $150,000 

  • Department of Industry, Innovation & Science, Innovation Connections Contracts, Pall Thordarson. (2017-). $50,000 

  • Industry funding, Inventia, Maria Kavallaris. (2017-). $150,000 

  • Lleaf Pty Ltd, ARC Linkage Partner Contribution, Pall Thordarson. (2017-). $37,500 

  • NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship APP1119152, Maria Kavallaris. Precision nanomedicine-based cancer therapeutics. (2017-2021). $763,845 

  • NHMRC Project Grants APP1129609, Katharina Gaus. Regulation of the signalling efficiency of the T cell antigen receptor. (2017-2019). $456,557 

  • Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Maria Kavallaris. Re-activating antitumour immunity by targeting NMYC-Let7 axis in ovarian cancer. (2017-). $126,000 

  • Public section grant, NSW State Government for the New South Wales Smart Sensing Network, Justin Gooding (2017-).$1,700,000 

  • Tianjin Sungene Biotech Co Ltd, ARC Linkage Partner Contribution, Pall Thordarson. (2017). $50,000 

  • Tour de Cure Established Research Grant, Phoebe Phillips, Joshua McCarroll, et al. Nanomedicinebased treatment to inhibit pancreatic cancer growth and metastases. (2017-2018). $200,000 

  • Tour de Cure Pioneering Cancer Research Grant, Phoebe Phillips, Joshua McCarroll, et al. Targeting muty-homolog to reduce pancreatic tumour chemoresistance and metastatic spread. (2017-2018). $80,000 

  • Tour de Cure Pioneering Cancer Research, Maria Kavallaris. Precision nanomedicine for the treatment of neuroblastoma. (2017-2018). $80,000 

  • UNSW-Tsinghua Collaborative Research Fund, Zi (Sophia) Gu, Cyrille Boyer, Maria Kavallaris. Engineering a biodegradable nanorobot for advanced therapies and diagnosis. (2017-2018). $15,000

 

2016 Grant Funding

Total new funding for ACN members’ research has reached a record level of over $17M in 2016. Below is a list of ACN funding highlights.

  • NHMRC Program Grant, APP1091261, Kavallaris, Gooding, et al. Precision nanomedicine-based diagnostics and therapeutics for refractory malignancies. (2016-2020). $7,088,520 

  • Cancer Council Program Grant, PG16-01, Kavallaris et al. Improving outcomes for children with leukaemia through molecular targeted therapies. (2016-2020). $2,249,946

  • NHMRC Project Grant, APP1100202, Elizabeth Hinde, et al. Regulation of ERK driven cell proliferation by the actin cytoskeleton. (2016-2019). $920,972 

  • NSW Smart Sensing Network, Justin Gooding, William Donald. Public sector grant. (2016-). $900,000 

  • ARC LIEF Projects, LE160100168, Justin Gooding, Cyrille Boyer, Pall Thordarson, et al. Facility for Characterisation of BioNanomaterials (2016-). $650,000 

  • NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship, Adam Martin. Self-assembled hydrogels as a model for neurodegeneration (2016-2019). $594,644 

  • NHMRC Project Grant, APP1104461, Elizabeth Hinde, et al. The role of nuclear architecture in the DNA Damage Response. (2016-2018). $561,966

  • ARC LIEF Projects, LE160100033, Cyrille Boyer, et al. Equipment for Advanced Surface Analysis. (2016). $500,000 

  • NHMRC Equipment Grant (APP9000322): Live cell TIRF microscope for HILO applications. Gaus K, Kavallaris M, Phillips P, et al. (2016). $390,000 

  • Cancer Council NSW project grant, Phoebe Phillips, Joshua McCarroll, Cyrille Boyer, et al. Reprogramming the tumour microenvironment by therapeutically targeting heat shock proteins in pancreatic cancer.(2016-). $360,000 

  • Cancer Institute NSW Equipment Grant: ‘High throughput five laser flow cytometer’. Phillips P, et al. (2016). $339,500 

  • ARC Linkage Projects, LP160100979, Katharina Gaus. Modulating T cell responses with novel Lck activating compounds. (2016-2019). $335,000 

  • ARC Linkage Projects, LP160100575, Pall Thordarson, Richard Tilley, et al. Precision luminescent solar concentrators from robust quantum dot arrays. (2016-2019). $330,378 

  • NHMRC Equipment Grant – awarded as part of the UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative Scheme (MREII): ‘3D Printed Scape Microscope’. Phillips P, et al. (2016). $300,000

  • ARC Discovery Projects, DP160102681, William Donald. Rapid, ultra-sensitive protein structure elucidation by mass spectrometry. (2016-2018). $299,700

  • ARC Linkage Projects, LP160100573, Pall Thordarson, et al. Scaling manufacture of three-dimensional microstructures for the medical devices industry. (2016-2019). $228,186

  • Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellowship, Joshua McCarroll. Nanomedicine-based treatment for lung cancer.(2016-). $150,000

  • Cancer Council Program Grant , RG 16-08, Phoebel Phillips, et al. Reprogramming the tumour microenvironment by therapeutically targeting heat shock proteins in pancreatic cancer. $120,000

  • The Kids Cancer Project, Maria Kavallaris. Stathmin regulation of microRNA expression in neuroblastoma cells. (2016-2017). $115,173

  • UNSW MREII, Cyrille Boyer, et al. Thermal and near ir spectrometers for material analysis and surface characterisation. (2016-). $105,000

  • Ferronova Pty Ltd; Justin Gooding, Richard Tilley. Industry grant. (2016-2018). $102,500

  • Ross Foundation Grant, Joshua McCarroll. Nanomedicine-based treatment to inhibit medulloblastoma growth.(2016). $100,000

  • Innovation Grant, Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: ‘Elucidating the mechanism by which mutY-homolog knockdown kills pancreatic cancer cells. Phillips P, et al. (2016). $100,000

  • Steadfast Foundation Grant, Joshua McCarroll. Nanoparticles carrying RNA-based therapies to treat medulloblastoma. (2016-). $50,000

  • NHMRC Gold Star, Phoebe Phillips, Cyrille Boyer, Joshua McCarroll, et al. Reprogramming the tumour micro-environment by therapeutically targeting heat shock proteins in pancreatic cancer. (2016-). $50,000

  • Ettason Pty Ltd; Pall Thordarson. Industry grant. (2016-). $50,000

  • UNSW Goldstar Research Grant: ‘Reprogramming the tumour microenvironment by therapeutically targeting heat shock proteins in pancreatic cancer’. Phillips P, McCarroll J, et al. (2016). $40,000

  • Australia-India Council (AIC) Board grant, Cyrille Boyer, Edgar Wong. Disinfecting Indian Waters with Novel Antimicrobial Polymer Membranes. (2016). $19,000

  • CCIA SPOT Award, Orazio Vittorio. Targeting copper homeostasis in neuroblastoma. (2016). $12,000

  • AINSE Award, Orazio Vittorio. [64Cu]CuCl2 PET imaging to investigate the effect of Dextran-Catechin on copper metabolism in neuroblastoma. (2016). $9,000

  • Clockwerk Pty Ltd; Pall Thordarson. Industry grant. (2016). $7,500

  • RR Medsciences Pty Ltd; Pall Thordarson. Industry grant. (2016). $5,000