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Apply for $100K grants for stem cell research projects approaching the clinic

February 07, 2024

The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia invites Expressions of Interest for up to four $100,000 research grants as part of its Matched Funding Program. 

Under the Program, the Foundation will match any donation it receives from an approved donor (or donors) up to a maximum of $50,000 with up to $50,000 dollars of its own funds, to potentially provide a total of $100,000 for a successful research project.

Ideally, the lead researcher (or their host institution) would find and introduce the donor to the Foundation, however, if this does not occur the Foundation will use its resources to try to source an appropriate donor (through its newsletters, website and social media).

To be eligible the research project must be:

  • Utilising stem cell technology
  • Performed predominantly in Australia
  • At the late pre-clinical trial stage in readiness for clinical trials OR ready to conduct a clinical trial.

Researchers interested in applying for a grant under the program should complete an Expression of Interest and forward it to the Foundation as directed.

Applications are now open, and close on Monday 4 March 2024.

For more information, an overview of past funding recipients, and to download the Expression of Interest form, visit the the Matched Funding Program section of this website.

Past successful applicants are permitted and invited to submit further application(s). Each application will be judged on its merits in that year.

The Foundation hopes to support a diversity of projects in stem cell research. Applications from gender and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Pictured: a selection of researchers and projects the Matched Funding Program has supported.

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