The primary purpose of the Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation is to improve the reproductive health of women and their babies. The Foundation pursues its purpose by providing funding for clinically based medical research performed in Australia leading to improved patient outcomes. The Foundation has a special interest in the prevention and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus, as well as a preference for studies performed in Victoria. The Foundation also aims to nurture and support early career medical researchers.
The Foundation’s Research Subcommittee meets annually to review grant applications. Submissions are assessed by the Subcommittee members, and recommendations for grants are approved by the Board of Directors. Additional meetings of the Subcommittee are held whenever appropriate to consider additional requests for funding.
In the past, the Foundation has not generally issued grants for projects outside of Victoria, for travel expenses, or projects that are considered to fall within the responsibility of government.
Grant applications for this year will be assessed in February/March 2018, and a preliminary notice of the grants funding round will be posted in December 2017. Grant applicants should use the application template for their submissions, which can be obtained by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are to be submitted electronically to email@example.com and received by 15 February 2018.
Donations. Although to date our research grants have been funded by our own resources, the Foundation is an endorsed gift recipient and would welcome donations for medical research projects compatible with the stated criteria for funding described on this website.