Suitably qualified researchers are invited to register as an independent referee of the 2022 CRF Research Grant applications

Our Annual Research Grant Program

Our Annual Research Grant Program

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation grants around $1.5 million a year to supporting quality research within the universities, research institutes, and health service organisations of South Australia. Community-based studies, clinical studies and basic science projects in any area of research into children’s health, education and welfare are considered.
Our Research Commitment

Our Research Commitment

Supporting research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any condition that may affect the health, education or welfare of children is at our core. We are especially committed to funding research that will help to improve the protection, mental health, obesity and impacts that social determinants have on a child’s life.
Partner With The Foundation

Partner With The Foundation

We’re excited to announce that Australian businesses and communities can now partner with us to support quality children’s research. If you would like to learn more about forming a unique partnership with the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia, we’d love to hear from you.
Explore Our Research and Outcomes

Explore Our Research and Outcomes

For 45 years, our dedication to advancing research into children’s health, education and welfare has not wavered. To date, around $42M has been granted to almost 1000 research projects conducted within the world-class medical research and service organisations of South Australia.

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of children through research.


Since 1976, our grants have played a pivotal role in supporting quality research into children’s health, education and welfare within South Australia’s world class research and service organisations.

Particular emphasis in our grant assessment process is given to research with a focus on improving child protection, mental health, reducing obesity and understanding the impacts that social determinants have on a child’s health and development.

Our robust and respected grant assessment program has delivered nearly $42M (today’s measured worth) to over 950 children’s research projects in South Australia to date, and with your help we can do so much more.

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Latest News

Latest Developments

A South Australian school is expanding a research program seeking to reduce stress and anxiety among its students, where perfectionism, body image concerns, learning and workload challenges, separation anxiety and depression may take hold at various ages.

The new research – given its start with a 2018 grant from the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation – is focusing on developing and rolling out targeted mindfulness programs for Years 8-10 as well as wellbeing support for primary age and pre-schoolers in the school’s early learning centre.

We Celebrate SA's Superstars of Children's Research

Starting in 2021, we'll be celebrating South Australia's remarkable people taking developments in children's research to new heights

Starting in 2021, we'll be celebrating South Australia's remarkable people taking developments in children's research to new heights

Each month, we’ll put the spotlight on a member of CRF’s research grant alumni to share the dedicated work they undertake to help every child live out the happiest and healthiest life they can, and deserve. Excellence, dedication, perseverance, and lab coats…it’s all there!