CRF announces new funding opportunities for South Australian researchers

CRF announces new funding opportunities for South Australian researchers

Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) is excited to launch its new ‘Enabling Grants‘ program, which expands on the $1.8M it annually gives to children’s health, education and welfare research.

The CRF ‘Enabling Grant’ program exists to support South Australian researchers seeking co-funding support for NHMRC Partnership and ARC Linkage grant applications.

Applications received prior to 31 July each year will be assessed by the Independent CRF Research Committee, with outcomes advised to applicants by the end of September.

CRF will consider providing funding of up to $30,000 p.a. for the initial funding period for a successful NHMRC/ARC grant, to a maximum of 4 years ($120K).

The number of CRF Enabling Grants awarded will be strictly limited and at the sole discretion of the CRF Board.

Successful applicants will be provided with a “Letter of Intent” for inclusion in their NHMRC/ARC grant application.

Established in 1976 with proceeds from the Channel 7 (then Channel 10) Christmas Telethon Appeal, CRF dedicates around $1.8M per year to quality research into children’s health, education and welfare through its Annual Grants Program and two CRF Fellowships.

To date almost $43.5M has been granted to around 1000 children’s research projects within organisations such as Flinders University, Novita, SA Pathology, SAHMRI, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

CRF is also passionate about fostering careers for South Australia’s established and early-career researchers, and retaining their knowledge and expertise in our state.

Our ultimate goal is to increase the funding pool available for grants given to children’s research, which includes enabling a growth in the number of research projects.