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Because of you, we can bring hope for today, for tomorrow and for the future.

The Hospital Research Foundation is proud to officially announce a 2017 total grant funding round into South Australian Hospitals and research institutions of nearly $6.0 million, targeted at finding cures and improving care for all in our community.

This funding is only possible thanks to the support of ticket buyers in the Hospital Research Home Lottery, corporate partners and generous donors.

With a focus on research outcomes and impact, THRF seeks to support research with a demonstrable contribution made to improved therapy, patient care or cure.

Funding Announcements

  • $1,270,000 to fellowships in cancer research and projects in surgery and cardiac (conducted at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research)
  • $1,965,000 to research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research including:
    • Post-doctoral fellowships
    • Projects in various disciplines
    • Development to commercialisation grants
    • $750,000 to translational high impact grants
  • $85,000 to breast cancer fellowship for the Breast Cancer Research Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, focussed on the treatment of metastatic breast cancer
  • $75,000 to clinical breast cancer research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • $250,000 to the Centre for Creative Health for the provision of art and design projects and programs designed to improve health and wellbeing for patients, families and staff at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • $300,000 to research at the Centre for Cancer Biology to continue making breakthrough discoveries in the causes of cancer, and translating these discoveries into new ways to prevent and treat this group of diseases
  • $100,000 to Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia, an affiliate of THRF supporting doctors, scientists and students based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia working on ground-breaking translational medical research for kidney disease, diabetes and transplantation science
  • $250,000 for medical research and improved patient care at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, to have an impact on the northern communities of Adelaide
  • $250,000 to health and wellbeing programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families through THRF affiliate brand, The Repat Foundation – The Road Home
  • $160,000 to research programs into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families through THRF affiliate brand, The Repat Foundation – The Road Home
  • $1,000,000 to research projects at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • $75,000 to the research team at the North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS) to establish a new and exciting collaboration with the Research Directorate at the Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • $199,000 to patient care initiatives at Central Adelaide Palliative Care

The Hospital Research Foundation is also delighted to announce that thanks to the fundraising efforts of Mercer SuperCycle, we will soon commence a $1million project purchasing land for the next Under Our Roof homes. This will provide two more purpose-built homes close to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital for country cancer patients required to travel to Adelaide for treatment.

When you give to our research, you give to your future.