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 – ME/CFS Targeted Project Grant
(including establishment of a biobank and/or patient registry)
To deliver on this goal into the future, the Mason Foundation believes it is necessary to build the capacity and scale of the ME/CFS research sector in Australia. Supporting the establishment and operation of an ME/CFS biobank and/or patient registry has been identified, through a process of significant stakeholder engagement, as a key means of achieving this aim.
As such, we are now requesting expressions of interests (EOI) for a project with the following two characteristics:
i) a hypothesis-driven research project that requires patient data and/or biospecimens for its conduct; and
ii) establishment of a biobank and patient registry that would support the research project with biospecimens and data that are openly accessible to other researchers.
Open: 1 April 2019
Close: 30 April 2019
Any EOIs for this granting round must be received by 30 April 2019.
The Mason Foundation will make available grant funds in the order of $200,000 p.a. for five years for the above purposes.
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
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.