Education grants

Each year, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society provides financial assistance to medical, health and research professionals and students for cancer related education. We are committed to ensuring that people in our region, involved in the research and treatment of cancer patients, are kept up-to-date with the latest developments and techniques in cancer research from New Zealand and overseas.

Medical, health and research professionals, and students living and working within the boundaries of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Division of the Cancer Society, are invited to apply for funding to study a particular aspect of cancer or to attend relevant courses, conferences and seminars.


Alan Lomas grant

The late Alan Lomas was a founder of the Waikato Hospital Radiotherapy Department, which was established in 1965. He dedicated himself to the development of the new department where his wisdom and judgment created a regional service which came to be rated amongst the very best of its kind.

Dr Lomas also devoted considerable time and effort to making the Waikato Hospital-based Regional Tumour Registry an effective unit and upon his retirement in 1981 became its first Medical Officer.

This fund was established as a permanent memorial to Dr Lomas and the contribution he made to medicine and in particular, to the cancer cause.

Purpose of the fund

The Alan Lomas grant provides financial assistance to senior graduates wanting to travel in New Zealand or overseas in order to concentrate their studies on a particular aspect of cancer. The fund may also be used to bring overseas cancer experts to New Zealand so they can share their expertise with our professionals.

For more information about the Alan Lomas grant or to apply, download the application form.


Grants to attend conferences, courses and seminars

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society offers study grants to medical, health and research professionals working within the Division's boundaries to attend relevant conferences, courses and seminars in New Zealand or overseas, in order to keep up-to-date with the latest cancer research.

Applications involving overseas travel must be received by the division at least 30 days prior to the applicant's departure. Applications will not normally be considered retrospectively.

To find out more about Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society study grants contact us.

To apply for a study grant, download the relevant application form and follow the instructions.

Closing dates for applications for overseas study grants and New Zealand study grants are: 20 February, 1 May, 24 July and 30 October 2018.


National research grants programme

The Cancer Society is a major funder of world class cancer research through its research grants programme.

The Society will consider proposals from prominent and well-published scientific researchers aimed at detecting and treating cancer more effectively.

For more information about the national research grants programme visit the national Cancer Society website.