The Dame Quentin Bryce Palliative Care Nursing Research Fund – Applications are now open!

Applications are now open for The Dame Quentin Bryce Palliative Care Nursing Research Fund – a new funding opportunity created to support research into palliative care nursing. The funds are offered by the Centre for Palliative Care (c/o St Vincent’s Hospital) and the Department of Nursing, The University of Melbourne.

Existing scholarship holders are eligible to apply (though please check the terms and conditions of your scholarship before applying).

Applications close on 25th June 2022. Please see the website here for more information and send any enquiries to

PhD scholarships available – improving psychosocial support for people with cancer & their carers

Palliverse has heard about two PhD scholarships in the area of improving psychosocial support and education for people with cancer and their carers, at Curtin University in Perth, WA. Scholarships are available to health professionals (particularly nurses and radiation therapists). For more details see the Curtin University website.

Victorian Cancer Agency funding opportunities


The 2016 Victorian Cancer Agency funding round is currently open, with a number of schemes available that may be of interest to palliative care researchers:

  • Translational research projects
  • Clinical research fellowships
  • Mid-career research fellowships
  • Early career seed grants
  • Supportive care scholarships (at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre)

Most of the applications close in August.


Would you like to know a secret?

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

Never published or told before, James Jap reveals the secret origin of palliative care virtual community of practice – Palliverse!

Please check out James’s guest blog post on the EAPC blog site where he tells all and also introduces our “hot off the press” European Journal of Palliative Care article.

You heard it here first – Palliverse appears in traditional media!

Please let us know what you think.


European association for palliative care early researcher award

Know a hot young palliative care researcher? Or perhaps you ARE a hot young palliative care researcher?

You might be interested to investigate this award for early palliative care researchers. There are other awards for post docs and for clinical research

You will have to get your proverbial skates on as applications close 13th December. The EAPC research congress is in Dublin in June 2016.




ANNOUNCEMENT – palliative research scholarship in Victoria AND travel grant

Research Masters or PhD Scholarship
The PCRNV will be offering a Masters or PhD scholarship in 2015 for Victorian students that are able to conduct high quality research into palliative care leading to immediate patient benefit.
The scholarship holder will be supported at his/her full salary for the duration of a full-time PhD (three years) or Masters (two years) to undertake research in palliative care. The successful applicant: will be enrolled as Masters or PhD candidate at a Victorian University; will have the majority of the research funded by the PCRNV completed within Victoria and; whom the Primary supervisor and applicant/student are based at a Victorian University (co-investigators and/or collaborators may work interstate or internationally).
The scholarship scheme is the result of a partnership between the Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) and the PCRNV, and is designed to build research capacity in Victoria.
Stipends for the scholarship will be in line with NHMRC rates and are as followed:

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