Early Career Researcher Funding Opportunities

The ASSC is announcing two new schemes to support Early Career Researchers, to encourage collaboration between UQ and QIMR Berghofer and to accelerate translational outcomes in skin disease and skin cancer research.


The ASSC Early Career Research Grants seek to fund projects that are strategically aligned with the ASSC priorities: to improve the prevention, early detection or treatment of skin cancers or skin diseases. The objectives of this scheme are to:

  • Support early career researchers with high research potential to progress their research careers by funding high-quality research projects (including pilot projects)
  • Encourage research collaboration between UQ and QIMR Berghofer to accelerate translational outcomes in skin disease and skin cancer research
  • Enhance ASSC members’ competitiveness in bidding for external research funds
  • Provide experience in preparing a grant application for peer review.

The ASSC will award up to four grants with a maximum value of $20,000 each.


The ASSC has established travel grants to support early career researchers to present at a conference in the skin and skin cancer research field. The aim is to enhance the researcher’s professional development through valuable feedback from and engagement with colleagues.

The ASSC will commit up to 6 awards per year to support delivery of an oral presentation at an international conference.

The current round of funding is closed. If you would like to receive information about future funding rounds please contact Melissa Kerr by email: melissa.kerr@uq.edu.au.