Medical Grants

The quality of our lives is closely linked to our health. Australia has an enviable record in health and medical research. This research is crucial to the future health of Australians and the long-term health of our economy. Equity Trustees supports many facets of health and medical research.

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Grants Available

  • The Mason Foundation

    Mason National Medical Program

    Background

    The Judith Jane Mason & Harold Stannet Williams Memorial Foundation (‘the Mason Foundation’) is a charitable trust that supports medical and scientific research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Alzheimer’s disease.

    The Mason Foundation was established as a result of a generous donation in 2003 from Judith Jane Mason (nee Williams). She also made a number of top-up contributions during her lifetime. The Foundation is named in honour of the benefactor and her father, Harold Stannett Williams, who Ms Mason described as
    “a most intelligent, wonderful and charitable man”.

    Goal of the Mason Foundation

    The goal of The Mason Foundation is to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of ME/CFS and Alzheimer’s disease through funding medical research principally into the causes, prevention and/or management of these diseases.

    The Mason Foundation - Alzheimer’s research grants

    Equity Trustees and the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) announced a new partnership in 2018 to advance research focused on Alzheimer’s disease.

    Together, we will be seeking expressions of interests for projects investigating potential treatments and/or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease that align with NFMRI’s strategy and mission. Further information is provided on NFMRI's website.

    2018 applications are now closed
     

    The Mason Foundation – ME/CFS research grants

    The Mason Foundation ME/CFS research grants are overseen by a National Medical Advisory Panel.

    To deliver on its goal into the future, the Mason Foundation has identified the need to enhance its current grants program. For more information download the guidelines

    Applications are now closed

    In addition to the 2018 ME/CFS call for research grant applications, it is also the intention of The Mason Foundation to issue an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the establishment and operation of a patient registry/database for ME/CFS research and a limited scale biobank. Research grant applications leveraging these resources in future will be a priority. It is anticipated that EOIs will be sought towards the beginning of 2019.

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    Harold & Cora Brennen Benevolent Trust

    The Harold & Cora Brennen Benevolent Trust provides funding to support the purchase of equipment and instruments for the purpose of medical research into all aspects of medicine or surgery. Please note, research into creating human life is excluded and will not be funded.

    Grant size: $10,000 - $40,000

    Eligibility: Registered Victorian charitable organisations only

    Purpose: To support the purchase of equipment and instruments for the purposes of medical research into all aspects of medicine or surgery
    Geographic scope: Victoria
    Legal Limitations: The support of medical research into creating artificial life
    Indicative Grant Size: In the range $10 to $40K

    Applications are now closed

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    Brian Smith Memorial Award

    Applications are invited for funding in 2018 -19 towards research and surgical training in the area of colorectal disease.

     

    The Brian Smith Endowment supports a grant payment of up to $35,000 per award, with the option of more than one award to be made. Travel and equipment costs may be funded as part of an Award.

     

    2018 Applications now closed

     

    Brian Smith was a leading Melbourne surgeon whose main surgical interest was disease of the colon and rectum. To honour his memory, this Award seeks to support medical research and further enhancement of the surgical skills and knowledge of researchers and practitioners having a special interest in colonoscopy, colonic cancer and the applied anatomy, physiology or pathology of the colon, rectum and anus.

     

    For further information contact: charities@eqt.com.au

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    Felice Rosemary Lloyd Scholarship

    The Felice Rosemary Lloyd Trust provides scholarships to physiotherapy students who wish to travel overseas for post-graduate study or to gain professional experience.

    Students need to apply through an organisation with a Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) with which they are associated, e.g. an employer such as a hospital, or a university where they are studying.

    Value: Up to $10,000 per student.

    For more information please read the guidelines.

    2018 round opens 6 October and closes 12 November

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    Viertel Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowship

    The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation invites applications annually for a five-year Senior Medical Research Fellowship valued at $245,000 per annum. The trustees may award up to two fellowships each year at their discretion. Applicants cannot hold another full-time salary grant.

    Applications open: Annually on the first day of February
    Applications close: Annually on the last day of April.

    The application form and the guidelines for the Senior Medical Fellowship are available here. Please check the guidelines to ensure your application fits within the scope of the Fellowship.

    FAQs

    Visit the Foundation website for more information and a list of the Fellowship Alumni.

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    Viertel Foundation Clinical Investigator Awards

    The Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation invites applications annually for Clinical Investigator awards of $85,000, given on a once-only basis. The foundation hopes to offer five awards in this category each year.

    Eligible applicants will be medical graduates or graduates of other clinical disciplines who have completed both their clinical and research training, normally at a doctoral level.  Applicants will be commencing their first substantive clinical position or have been in such a post for no more than 24 months at the year of application.

    Applications open: Annually on the first day of February
    Applications close: Annually on the last day of April.

    The application form and guidelines for the Clinical Investigator Awards are available here. Please ensure you check the guidelines to ensure your application fits within the scope of the Awards. 

    FAQs

    Visit the Foundation website for more information and a list of the Clinical Investigator Alumni.