ANZ Trustees manage a number of major Health & Medical Research Granting Programs. Granting programs which seek applications have been divided into their geographic coverage and eligibility.

 


Mason Foundation National Medical Program - Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Funding provided by The Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (the Mason Foundation) supports medical and scientific research in Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The goal of the Mason Foundation is to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of chronic fatigue syndrome and related disorders and Alzheimer's disease through funding medical research principally into the causes, prevention and/or management of these diseases.

Medical and scientific research grants – Alzheimer’s disease

Focus: Research into more effective diagnosis, treatment or cure of Alzheimer's disease.

In assessing projects, the Foundation will favourably consider applications for emerging research concepts requiring seed funding or young investigators getting established.

The total annual income available for this grant category is usually in the order of $400,000.  Grants will be made to organisations in Australia only.

Medical and scientific research grants – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

It is understood that the sciences related to inflammation, cognition and neurosciences, all have a role to play in advancing our knowledge and understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Therefore, in seeking to achieve the Foundation's goal with respect to CFS the Trustees recognise that support for research that is not directly targeted at people suffering from CFS may provide new insights into mechanism and treatments for this condition. In applying for this category of funding, researchers must demonstrate how successful outcomes from their work could reasonably be expected to lead towards advances in understanding mechanisms, diagnosis, prevention and management of CFS.

There are three streams of funding within the CFS grant category:

  • Early career researchers
  • Proof of principle grants
  • Innovation grants

Further details about each stream of CFS funding are available in the Mason Foundation National Medical Program guidelines.

The total annual income available for this grant category is usually in the order of $800,000.  Grants will be made to organisations in Australia only.

Assessment

A specially appointed Medical Advisory Committee (national) recommends to the Trustee the allocations of funding for each program.  This Committee typically meets after the announcement of the outcomes of the NHMRC Project Grant funding round.  Applicants are advised by ANZ Trustees of the outcome of their application by mid-December.

How to apply

Researchers wishing to apply for medical and scientific research funding should read the guidelines and then submit their application on the Mason Foundation National Medical Program application form.

Closing date for both programs: 1 July each year.
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Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation – Senior Medical Research Fellowships & Clinical Investigatorships

The Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation seeks to support medical research in Australia in the fields of medical science and public health by providing salary and project grant support for outstanding medical researchers.  Annually, the foundation invites applications for:

  • A five-year Senior Medical Research Fellowship valued at $245,000 per annum (up to two each year); and
  • A Clinical Investigator award of $85,000, given on a once-only basis (up to five per year). 

 

Further information about these programs is available in the scholarships & fellowships (seeking applications) section of the ANZ Trustees website.

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Medical Research & Technology in Victoria

This program provides funding in Victoria for:

  • basic clinical and biomedical research;
  • clinically relevant research on major health problems;
  • some foundations that contribute to this program have specific interests related to cancer research and cardiovascular research and applicants with these areas of interest are encouraged to apply; and
  • in the case of equipment grants, funding will only be provided for specific equipment directly related to and required for nominated projects, and not for general equipment and needs of an organisation.

Preference is given to:

  • younger investigators, establishing new laboratories or their own clinical/public health research program;
  • novel ideas requiring funding for a small discreet project or seed funding for a novel idea that has the potential to develop further;
  • applicants with projects related to cancer or cardiovascular conditions; and
  • purchase of equipment specific to the nominated research project.

Funding guide:

  • funding is limited to projects in Victoria as this is a specific requirement of the contributing foundations;
  • grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded;
  • funding is given for one year only;
  • scientific merit and excellence, as assessed by the Committee, is the crucial factor in success of applications; and
  • projects will not be funded retrospectively.

This program identifies that philanthropic funding can address the gap in funding for specialised equipment related to specific projects and the gap in funding for small novel projects.  Assessments and recommendations for funding are made by an expert panel. Grants are allocated based on the panel's judgment as to the quality of the science, the potential benefits, and in the case of applications for funding of equipment, the specific relevance of the equipment to the success of the project.

Closing date: 1 July

How to apply

Researchers wishing to apply for funding through the Medical Research & Technology in Victoria program should read the guidelines and then submit their application on the appropriate application form.  

 

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New South Wales Health and Medical Grants

Nicholas and Phyllis Pinter Trust & NSW Community Foundation.

To fund Cancer Research in NSW - application is currently by invitation only.

ANZ Trustees Queensland medical research grant program

The ANZ Trustees Queensland medical research grant program commenced in 2004 as a partnership of Queensland based philanthropic funders.  The objectives of the program are to:

  • Support excellence in medical scientific research in Queensland; and
  • Build medical research capacity in Queensland.

The program provides funding for:

  • ANZ Trustees PhD Scholarships in Medical Research, Queensland;

ANZ Trustees PhD Scholarships in Medical Research

The Trustees invite applications for PhD scholarships in Queensland for up to three years.  Scholarship amounts will be based on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) stipend guidelines but may vary at the discretion of the trustee.

The trustees offer at least one scholarship annually for children’s cancer research and other scholarships for other areas of medical research including cancer research, heart research and pediatric research.

Assessment

A specially appointed medical advisory committee (Queensland) recommends to the trustee the allocations of funding for each program.  Applicants are advised by ANZ Trustees of the outcome of their application by the end of October.

How to apply

Applicants should read the program guidelines and then submit their application on the appropriate application form.

 

Closing date: 15 April each year

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Invitational Health and Medical grants

  • ANZ QCF Thomas Hanley & Winnifred Jean Kelly Memorial Fund
  • ANZ QCF Floroyal Sporting Wheelies Foundation
  • ANZT Seeing Eye Dogs & Vision Impaired in QLD
  • Bauer Foundation
  • Borrowman Research Trust
  • John & Mary Kibble
  • QCF Charles & Lorna Lewin Memorial Fund
  • Stone Memorial Fund
  • Thomas William Francis and Violet Coles Trust
  • Victorian Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Education of Deaf
  • Weaber Estate

Applications and Reporting

 

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