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Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation - 2018 Australia Research Grant

Applications are being sought for the Blackmores Macular Disease Foundation's 2018 Australia Research Grant. Support is to fund research in the nutrition and/or lifestyle aspects of macular degeneration. Areas of research considered for funding include (but are not limited to) specific nutrients or ingredients for the risk reduction or treatment, the practices of eye health professionals, lifestyle factors and interventions, and diet and nutrition. Researchers must be working in a field of research relevant to macular degeneration and be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible for permanent residency.

Contact Courtney Henry by 22 May 2017 if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the attached flyer.

Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund - 2017 Grassroots Grants

Applications are being sought for the Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund - 2017 Grassroots Grants. The fund is interested in projects that addresses the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of youth. The fund is looking for projects that have been developed specifically for a targeted group of Australian youth, with a delivery time frame of 3 years, with local community benefits and measurable outcomes of success.

Contact Courtney Henry by 27 March 2017 if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the CommBank website.

Hazel Peat Charitable Trust - 2017 Expressions of Interest

EOIs are being sought for the Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust 2017 Grants. The Trust provides general funding of charitable projects based within Victoria. Areas supported by the Trust include (but are not limited to) the elderly, medical research, youth with a terminal illness and youth education.

Contact Courtney Henry by 10 March 2017 if you wish to apply.

Ian Potter Foundation

Medical Research Grant - The Ian Potter Foundation’s objective is to support the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to support outstanding research groups. The aim of the Medical Research Grant is to advance understanding and improve treatment of major diseases by supporting major initiatives by leading Australian research institutes, universities and teaching hospitals in innovative biomedical research. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that encourage cross-institutional collaboration and will only consider applications over $100,000, with a preference for projects with additional funding sources.

Travel Grant - To assist early career staff members (with an appointment of at least 3 years) to attend overseas conferences to develop their professional careers, and to interact with their peers in the international scene. Travel grants are between $2,000 to $3,000 and the Foundation requires that the traveller’s organisation commit their own funding before requesting a grant.

Contact Courtney Henry by 1 June 2017 if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Ian Potter website..

Ramaciotti Foundation - 2017 Health Investments Grant

Provides a contribution toward the undertaking of health or medical research with a potential path to clinical application within five years. Intended to support an autonomous early career investigator with no more than 10 years post-doctoral experience. The Chief Investigator of the project must be in, or starting, a full-time position with an appointment of a minimum of 3 years.Funds can be used for personnel, equipment, project related travel, consumables or other expenses.

Contact Courtney Henry by 23 May if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Ramaciotti Foundation website.

Sage Foundation - Enterprise Fund

Applications are being sought for the Sage Foundation - Enterprise Fund. The Foundation's purpose is to support organisations to create new initiatives, enhance existing and proven activity. They are particularly interested in applications that demonstrate an enterprising approach and innovative solutions to issues in your community, which in turn inspires others. The funds can be utilised for equipment or projects. The Foundation is interested in projects that benefit young people, women and girls, and military veterans.

Contact Courtney Henry by 30 March if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Sage Foundation website.

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The Alfred Felton Bequest - 2017 Small Grants Round

Applications are being sought for the Alfred Felton Bequest 2017 Small Grants Round. The Bequest is interested in projects that support the healthcare of the Victorians, especially children, women and the aging. Projects located in rural and regional areas, or, that support Indigenous groups and communities or, tackle early intervention or preventions are considered favourably. The Bequest prefers not to fund established programs with funding gaps or, requests for contributions for components or, the continuation of large scale medical research projects.

Contact Courtney Henry by 29 March 2017 if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Alfred Felton Bequest webpage..

The Brain Foundation - 2017 Research Gift Program

To support individual researches and research teams to conduct high quality research in clinical neuroscience. The Foundation favours applications from early career investigators, either clinicians or neuroscientists, to help establish an ongoing research program; pilot studies to enable a research project to be developed or supplementation of an existing grant. Applications will be assessed by their scientific quality and significance/innovation. Funds are not to be used for equipment purchases and applications for multi-year funding requests will not be entertained.

Contact Courtney Henry by 16 June 2017 if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Brain Foundation website.

The Morris Family Foundation

The foundation funds projects that provide services and benefits to under-privileged communities, aim to achieve real and lasting change in the target group, support the development of social enterprises as a means of contributing to the sustainability of the organisation or project and support the capacity of the organisation to better carry out their mission. The foundation prefers projects that include social experimentation and innovative project models that deliver community benefit with a long-term vision for change.

Contact Courtney Henry if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Morris Family Foundation website.

The Sylvia and Charles Charitable Foundation - 2018 Senior Medical Research Fellowship and Clinical Investigator Award

Applications are being sought for the following Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation funding opportunities:

2018 Senior Medical Research Fellowship - the purpose of the Fellowship is to support medical and scientific post doctorates who do not currently hold a senior research or teaching position. The foundation's intention is to provide salary and project grant support to outstanding Australian medical researchers in the fields of medical science and public health.

2018 Clinical Investigator Award - the Foundation is seeking medical graduates or graduates of other clinical disciplines, who have completed both their clinical and research training and are commencing their first substantive clinical position. Applicants are to be actively engaged in clinical work and pursing health and medical research. Award funds are to be used for research purposes and not salary.

Contact Courtney Henry by 20 April 2017 if you wish to apply.

For further information, see the Sylvia and Charles Charitable Foundation webpage.

The William Buckland Foundation - Improved Health Program

EOIs are being sought for the William Buckland Foundation Improved Health Program. The goal of the program is to improve health outcomes for children and young people who are at risk of or, living with physical and mental illness, with a special focus on rural and regional Victoria. Support is to raise awareness around key health issues, improve access to health service delivery and education in preventative health programs. The Foundation values innovative holistic approaches, early intervention programs, prevention and education initiatives, peer mentoring, developing life skills and evidence based approaches.

Contact Courtney Henry by 10 March 2017 if you wish to apply.

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