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 3 weeks prior to the submission date.

Applicants are to email their application along with their nominated assessor’s name to for approval by the Associate Dean, Research. Once the assessor has been approved, they will be approached to provide a written assessment of the application which is to be submitted to the SAC prior to the submission date.

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.

If you would like 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 pdf and submit it along with a current version the Chief Investigator's C.V. to .

2014 submission dates

Applications less than $200k pa Applications greater than $200k pa
9.30am Friday 24 January 2014 n/a
9.30am Thursday 17 April 2014 9.30am Friday 27 March 2014
9.30am Friday 27 June 2014 9.30am Friday 6 June 2014
9.30am Friday 3 October 2014 9.30am Friday 12 September 2014