Funding Opportunities

Charlies Foundation for Research is a proud supporter of the great work that happens at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals.

Our Funding Opportunities

Charlies Foundation for Research is the primary fundraising partner for research conducted at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals. Thanks to our generous donors, we are funding more than $1 million of research and other projects all based in right here in WA.

The Foundation’s 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, their grants enable highly promising projects to gather the preliminary data and momentum they need to secure significant grants from peak bodies.

Research Grants

The funding for the research grants is provided through a series of peer reviewed grant rounds, including Transformational, Discovery and Bright Idea tiers.

Transformational Grants – of up to $100,000 each
Discovery Grants – of up to $30,000 each
Bright Ideas Grants – of up to $5,000 each

If you have any enquiries about opportunities for funding and application dates for future funding rounds, please email: hello@charliesfoundation.org.au or alternatively call (08) 6457 2042.

2022-2023 Grant Recipients

In 2022-2023, the two major grant recipients received funding of $100,000 each, with 23 ‘Discovery’ grants of $30,000 each and 11 ‘Bright Idea’ projects received $5,000 each.

To read more about the 2022 – 2023 research grants please click here.

2021-2022 Grant Recipients

To read more about the 2021 – 2022 research grants please click here.

2023-24 Grant Applications – NOW CLOSED

Follow our social media pages for updates on the 2023-24 grant round.

Queries regarding the application process should be directed to the SCGOPHCG Research Advisory Officer on (08) 6457 4531, or email scgh.research@health.wa.gov.au

The Bob Johnson & Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship!

This brand-new Fellowship has been made possible by a generous bequest to Charlies Foundation for Research from Bob Johnson, in memory of his partner Jenny Llanos.

Jenny bravely battled emphysema in her later years and received a lung transplant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, allowing her 12 more precious years with Bob and her loved ones.  By way of gratitude for Jenny’s treatment, Bob made the Foundation his sole beneficiary to his estate when he passed after a short illness in 2019.

This Fellowship reflects the Foundation’s commitment to excellence in research and is a collaboration in conjunction with the Institute for Respiratory Health and the University of Western Australia.

Applications are now closed. For questions regarding the Bob Johnson & Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship, please contact Sarah at sarah.cermak@resphealth.uwa.edu.au