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 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 cancer care. New techniques, skills and other outcomes of training must be demonstrated with evidence provided via a logbook or audit etc.

Research stream

The research stream may include one discrete project, multiple short projects or a component of a larger long-term research project provided that the component of research proposed has its own discrete outcomes and can be completed within the 12-month period.

A combination of acquiring new specialised skills (Training Stream) whilst using these to undertake a related research project (Research Stream) is allowed.

Fellowships are provided to Western Australian medical practitioners who are nearing completion (within 12 Months) or have just completed a specialist qualification (within the pas 12 months) and who are practising in a cancer related specialty such as screening, surgery, medical oncology, haematology, supportive care, palliative care, paediatric oncology, 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, Senior 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 – now open

Closing date: 1.00pm Wednesday 30 June 2021

Applications are now being accepted. Applications must be in accordance with the WACPCN Cancer Fellowships 2022 Guidelines for Applicants and must be submitted using the WACPCN Cancer Fellowships 2022 Application Form through MedJobsWA.

Visit the MedJobsWA website (external site) to apply now, searching for reference number 10926.

Key dates

  • Applications close on Wednesday 30 June 2021
  • Review concludes in August 2021
  • Applicants will be notified of funding outcomes in September 2021.

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

The Cancer Fellowships program is administered by the Department of Health's Cancer Network.


Last reviewed: 31-07-2020
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