What we do

Research grant programme

We fund New Zealand-based research projects to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients.

The Foundation’s Research Grant Programme was established in September 2001 and is dedicated solely to NZ-based research projects (which can include the NZ arm of an international study). Research projects from some of NZ’s best clinicians and researchers have been boosted by substantial grants from the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Grant applications may be reviewed by the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee (compromising clinicians from across the spectrum of breast cancer disciplines), or in partnership with other funders such as the Health Research Council, or by an independent review panel. The criteria for evaluating applications include an assessment of scientific merit, feasibility, originality, significance and ability to achieve the project’s objectives


We are not currently accepting grant applications. Information on the next round, and relevant application forms, will be posted here later in the year.

​Past Funding

CLOSED: Collaborate and Innovate in Breast Cancer 2017: collaborative research with clear clinical potential (including clinical trials) in the following areas: early detection, new and improved targeted therapies, extending survival for metastatic breast cancer patients and improving clinical practice for better patient outcomes.

CLOSED: Innovation and Impact in Breast Cancer 2017: breast cancer prevention, prevention of metastasis, improving clinical practice for better patient outcomes, genomic testing, treatments for advanced breast cancer and benchmarking/best practice.