Ageing & Alzheimer's Research Fund (AARF)

Previously the Ageing & Alzheimer's Research Foundation (AARF)

The Ageing and Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (AARF) operated as a Foundation of the University of Sydney for its first full year in 1995. As highlighted in AARF’s first Annual Report by Founding President and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor G A (Tony) Broe, the aim of the Foundation was to promote research into “the cause of geriatric medicine and gerontology, and specifically research into age associated brain disorders, within the University.”

In 2006 AARF became a Divisional Foundation under the umbrella of Sydney Medical School Foundation. This relationship continued for a further six years until 11 May 2012 when AARF was absorbed by Sydney Medical School Foundation to exist from that date on as the Ageing & Alzheimer’s Research Fund (AARF), within Sydney Medical School Foundation.

This fund continues to carry out its original mission and supports researchers on its campus and clinical schools, such as Concord, based at various hospitals across NSW.

A list of grants for years past is included in each of the Sydney Medical School Foundation's annual reports, available here.