Applications for the 2023 Research Grants Round is now closed. Successful Applicants will be advised mid-October. CRF’s next Annual Research Grants Round will open in February 2023.

CRF is currently accepting applications for Enabling (co-funding) Grants.

Suitably qualified researchers are invited to register as independent referees for the current grants round.

Our Annual Research Grant Program

Our Annual Research Grant Program

We grant around $1.5 million a year to supporting quality research within the universities, research institutes, and health service organisations of South Australia.
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.
Partner With The Foundation

Partner With The Foundation

We’re on the look out for Australian businesses and communities to partner with us to support quality children’s research.
Explore Our Research and Outcomes

Explore Our Research and Outcomes

We’ve granted close to $43.5M to almost 1000 research projects within SA’s world-class medical research and service organisations.

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.
Periodically, the CRF will promote research in ‘priority’ areas. For 2023, without limiting the fields of research, the CRF particularly encourages projects with an emphasis on young minds, chronic illness and disability, fetal development, and systems of care and education.
Our robust and respected grant assessment program has delivered nearly $43.5M (today’s dollars) to more than 1000 children’s research projects in South Australia to date, and with your help we can do so much more.
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Promising epilepsy treatment trials brings hope of seizure-free life for children | 7NEWS Adelaide Exclusive.

New research from the University of South Australia could deliver a breakthrough for children suffering one of the most severe forms of genetic epilepsy, reducing the frequency of their seizures and improving their quality of life.

Malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy (MMPSI) is a childhood epilepsy most commonly caused by mutations in the KCNT1 gene – a gene responsible for regulating neuron activity in the central neural system. Children with this genetic condition are very unwell and can suffer up to one hundred epileptic seizures a day. There is no cure or current therapy to relieve the condition.

UniSA’s new research hopes to change this.

Funded by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, researchers will work with European collaborators to investigate a range of drugs flagged as possible options for children with MMPSI, testing their effectiveness on reducing seizures.

We Celebrate SA's Superstars of Children's Research

Join us in celebrating South Australia's remarkable people taking developments in children's research to new heights

Join us in celebrating South Australia's remarkable people taking developments in children's research to new heights

We’re putting the spotlight on CRF’s research grant alumni to share the dedicated work they undertake to help every child live the happiest and healthiest life they can, and deserve. Excellence, dedication, perseverance, and lab coats…it’s all there!