Research Programs

The various foundations within Sydney Medical School provide grants to support researchers and research projects which the Foundation considers most likely to produce significant advances in the areas of research identified as priorities by Sydney Medical School and to produce clear benefits to Sydney Medical School and the University.

Foundations provide support to areas such as adolescent medicine, ageing & Alzheimer's diseases, bone & joint research, cancer, cardiovascular disease, dermatology, endocrinology & diabetes, eye diseases, liver disease, Melanoma, Ménière's, microsurgery, neurological disorders paediatrics and childhood diseases, and many more.

Applications for funding

All applications for funding to foundations at Sydney Medical School are first reviewed by the Sydney Medical School Scientific Advisory Committee (“SAC”) which then make recommendations for funding to the Council of the Foundation.

The Council considers the recommendations by the SAC and determines whether grants should be made, and the terms on which they are made, taking into account any terms and conditions of relevant gifts and bequests and the availability of funds.

Applications greater than $200,000 per annum

All applications greater than $200,000 per annum must be submitted with a nominated assessor's name 2 weeks prior to the standard submission date. Submission dates for standard applications and applications greater than $200,000 per annum can be found in the below table.

Applicants are to email their application and C.V. along with their nominated assessor’s name to . The assessor will be approached to provide a written assessment of the application.

Applications greater than $200,000 per annum which do not follow this process will not be reviewed by the SAC.

How to apply

Sydney Medical School Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited applications.

To apply for a research grant, scholarship, fellowship, seeding grant, major equipment grant or support for a program or project, first download and review the following documents:

  1. Guidelines for Applicants
  2. Grant Conditions
  3. Reporting Requirements


Complete the application form that can be found at the end of the Guidelines for Applicants document and submit it along with a current version the Chief Investigator's C.V. to .

2014 submissions are now closed

2015 submission dates

Applications less than $200k pa Applications greater than $200k pa
9.30am Friday 23 January 2015  9.30am Friday 9 January 2015
9.30am Friday 22 May 2015 9.30am Friday 8 May 2015
9.30am Friday 31 July 2015 9.30am Friday 17 July 2015
9.30am Friday 9 October 2015 9.30am Friday 25 September 2015