South Australian researchers have been awarded $1.5million in grants by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation to conduct quality research into the health, education and welfare of children in 2021.

A total of 18 projects were chosen from the 136 expression’s of interest received for what will be the Foundation’s 45th annual grant round.

Established in 1976 with funds donated by the public, the Foundation today is at the forefront of funding children’s research in South Australia, with almost $42 million dedicated to 952 projects to date.

The Foundation’s priority research areas of mental health, obesity, protection and social determinants were also successfully supported with 16 of the 18 projects focusing on one of these critical areas.

Through its Annual Grant Giving Program, the Foundation also actively supports the growth of research careers and capability in South Australia within the sectors of community based studies, clinical studies and basic science in the children’s research fields of allied health, fertility and pregnancy, education, environment, nursing, medicine, mental health, midwifery, welfare and protection, and social sciences.

It also remains committed to supporting SA’s world-class research and service organisations, including Flinders University, Novita Children’s Services, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

Congratulations to all recipients of a 2021 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Research Grant!

Expressions of Interest for the 2022 Annual Grant Round will open in February 2021.

For full information on how to apply for a Grant, please visit our GRANTS page.

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