The benefits of being a KCA member include, and are not limited to, financial support for research students, early to mid-career researchers and opportunity for new project grants for senior researchers. A number of Cancer Institute NSW grants are only available to researchers belonging to a translational cancer research centre such as KCA. Details at Funding Opportunities.
It is a benefit as a researcher to participate in the management and functions of KCA. Participation gives you a voice in where funding should be used and builds your researcher network.
Each year there is an annual symposium with leading international guest speakers presenting along with top of their game Australian researchers. There is also professional development for PhD students and early career researchers with our annual Early Career Researcher Workshop, which is driven by our ECR researchers. Details at Education & Training.
Members also have access to infrastructure that KCA has established over the years to support its research. KCA infrastructure consists of clinical trial centres, biobanking and childhood cancer survivor banks and bioinformatics and biostatistics services across its Randwick and Westmead sites. Research infrastructure