WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network Cancer Fellowships

The Department of Health has established the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) Cancer Fellowships to assist medical practitioners to develop their experience, skills and research capability that will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes for cancer patients. Funding for salary will be provided for 12 months and is provided for two streams.

Training stream

The training stream may include undertaking:

a) a qualification administered through a tertiary educational facility
b) on the job training provided within a hospital department under the direction of a specialist to learn new techniques, skills and/or approaches to screening, diagnosis and clinical care
c) a combination of the above.

Research stream

The research stream may include:

a) one discrete project
b) multiple short projects
c) a component of a larger long-term research project provided that the component of research proposed to be undertaken has its own discrete outcomes and can be completed within the 12 month period.

A combination of acquiring new specialised skills whilst using these to undertake a related research project is allowed.

Fellowships are provided to Western Australian medical practitioners who are nearing completion, or have just completed their specialist qualification and who are practising in a cancer related specialty such as screening, surgery, medical oncology, haematology, supportive care, palliative care, paediatric oncology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, and pathology in a WA government or private hospital.

Fellowship funding will be provided to the organisation that usually employs the Fellow (the administering institution). Fellowships are usually granted as a 1.0 full time equivalent post however, part time fellowships at 0.5 FTE or greater will be considered. The Fellowship salary will be as per the WA Health System Medical Practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016, Registrar Year 1 to Senior Registrar Year 2 dependent on experience.

A suitably qualified supervisor must be nominated. This person is required to mentor the Fellow and supervise the research for the duration of the Fellowship.

Funding round status – Closed

The following documents are provided for reference purposes only:

Key dates

  • Applications close on Wednesday 24 June 2020
  • Review concludes in August 2020
  • Applicants will be notified of funding outcomes in September 2020.

Queries regarding the application process should be directed to the WACPCN Policy Unit by emailing WACPCN.PolicyUnit@health.wa.gov.au.

The Cancer Fellowships program is administered by the WACPCN Policy Unit of the Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health Western Australia.


View the 2020 WACPCN Cancer Fellowship recipients

Last reviewed: 31-07-2020
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