Charlies Foundation for Research is the primary dedicated fundraising body for Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals and aims to improve patient treatment outcomes at all stages of life.

The Foundation has several exciting grant and funding opportunities for research and projects every year.

Our Seed Funding approach supports translational research with the most potential to improve patient care and outcomes.

With a particular focus on supporting new research, and young researchers, these grants enable highly promising projects to gather the preliminary data and momentum they need to secure significant grants from peak bodies.

Our Discovery and Ray Florence Shaw Grants are now closed for the 24/25 period. Our Bright Ideas Grants will be opening soon!

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Annual Grants

Bright Ideas Grant – Up to $5,000 to foster new and emerging talent.

Discovery Grant – Up to $30,000 to support breakthrough ideas.

Transformational Grant – Up to $100,000 for truly remarkable advancements in medical care.


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Tied Funding & Internal Partnerships

Ray Florence Shaw Grant – Up to $30,000 for projects focused on cardiovascular and ophthalmology research.

The Tony House PhD Research Scholarship – Supporting medical graduates training towards a surgical career to undertake full-time research into General Surgery and associated diseases.

The Foundation matches generous donors with a number of Hospital Departments to provide funding for specific projects. Current funding includes the Youth Cancer Centre, The Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Committee and The ICU Department. The Foundation is available to support ad-hoc opportunities!

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External Partnerships

The Foundation partners with universities and other non-profits to support ground-breaking research across Western Australia.

The Bob Johnson and Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship a $360,000 Fellowship over 3 years to support respiratory health research. In partnership with the University of Western Australia and The Institute for Respiratory Health.

The Liver Cancer Collaborative brings together more than 50 researchers, clinicians, and data specialists to revolutionise treatment for liver cancer. The Foundation supports $100,000 annually.

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Giving Day

The Foundation fosters an exciting day of fundraising with matched funds for its annual Giving Day. Teams across both Hospitals are formed to raise these vital funds for their departments and special projects.


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Want more information? Get in touch!

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Thank you for reaching out, we will get back to you shortly. If your enquiry is urgent please contact the Foundation on (08) 6457 2042.