School of Surgery
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Western Australia 6009
Our work on cancer and palliative care projects is funded by:
The Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit, or CaPCREU, was developed to increase cancer and palliative care research capacity in Western Australia.
The Unit aims to promote collaboration within the state, nationally and internationally and to support high quality research, its dissemination and translation into practice.
CaPCREU is a means through which cancer and palliative care projects funded through the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) may be evaluated.
It is based at Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre and is under the leadership of Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders.
CaPCREU encourages and supports health care providers to develop a cancer and palliative care health services research agenda and to translate findings into policy and practice.
It promotes the establishment of collaborative links between health services, health professionals, researchers and policy makers at a local, national and international level.
The group’s past and present research interests include:
CaPCREU has developed a framework to support and encourage the evaluation of health services projects, and provides a mechanism to support the comprehensive evaluation of health services and programs.
Current evaluation projects include:
CaPCREU is a joint initiative between the Universities of Western Australia, administered through UWA and funded initially by the Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) for three years.
The Unit encourages wide collaboration with other academic, research, health and government organisations in WA and nationally to support innovative cancer research and health services programs. CaPCREU has developed collaborative links with various organisations.
The CaPCREU is pleased to announce the commencement of the Small Grant Scheme for 2013.
The Small Grant Scheme aims to fund research and/or audits that will not duplicate studies funded by other organisations such as the Cancer Council, Department of Health and NHMRC, but complement projects funded by those agencies. Research must directly impact on cancer and palliative care services in WA. The primary objective of the Small Grant Scheme is to provide seeding funds for demonstration projects and pilot studies where significant research findings are translated into cancer and palliative care practice and policy, to improve their success in obtaining research support from national and international funding agencies and industry.
The successful applicants will receive funding up to a maximum value of AUD$20,000 (including GST), available from August 2013 pending ethics approval. $2000 will be retained pending satisfactory completion of the project’s final report. The funds can only be used for the specified project nominated at the time of approval of the grant and must be spent in full across the 12-month period.
The Small Grant Scheme is open to clinicians, health professionals and researchers who are engaged in any discipline relevant to cancer or palliative care in WA.
The review committee will assess applications and successful applicants be notified by August 2013.
To submit a Small Grant Scheme application, all components of the application form must be addressed in full.