EOI for 2022 Research Grants is now open

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. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for 2022 Research Grants is now OPEN!
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, close to $42M has been granted to more than 950 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.

Keep Up To Date

Latest News

Latest Developments

Is proton therapy the silver bullet for children with brain cancer?

A new study by University of South Australia (UniSA) researchers will explore this question using data from a US hospital to model patient outcomes based on individual cancers, radiosensitivity, sex and age of the children.

UniSA PhD candidate Mikaela Dell’Oro and her supervisors (Dr Michala Short, Dr Puthenparampil Wilson and Prof Eva Bezak) will assess the risk of developmental disorders in children as a result of using proton beams to treat paediatric brain tumours.

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!