The Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation has been supporting South Australia's world-class medical research and service organisations for over 45 years
Our grants support basic science research, clinical studies or community-based studies into any issues or conditions that may affect children’s health, education or welfare.
Explore The Research We Fund And The Outcomes Achieved
2022 Research Grants
Evaluation of the Autism Detection in Early Childhood–Virtual (ADEC-V)Chief Investigator: Professor Robyn Young Funding Amount : $85,319 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Although signs of autism emerge in infancy, children often
Identifying embryonic regulators of health-span to improve child lifetime outcomesChief Investigator: Dr Yasmyn Winstanley [Early Career Researcher] Funding Amount : $40,000 Recipient: The University of Adelaide Overview: Children now are predicted
2021 Research Grants
Feeding practices and anaemia rates of South Australian Aboriginal infants and young children living in South AustraliaChief Investigator: Ms Karen Glover Research Area: Reducing childhood obesity and its impactCommunity Based Study Funding Year: 2021 Funding Amount:
Developing novel treatments for MTOR-related severe childhood epilepsiesChief Investigator: Professor Leanne Dibbens Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders. Basic Science Funding
2020 Research Grants
2019 Research Grants
Can metacognitive training improve treatment outcomes for adolescents with anorexia nervosa? A pilot randomised controlled trialChief Investigator: Dr Ryan Balzan [Early Career Researcher] Funding Amount: $31,198 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Anorexia nervosa is serious mental
How do we help more women quit smoking in pregnancy?Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Lisa Smithers Funding Amount: $74,904 Recipient: University of Adelaide Overview: Of all the exposures during pregnancy,
A pilot investigation of the safety, feasibility and efficacy of robotics-based rehabilitation in children and adolescents with cancerChief Investigator: Dr Michael Osborn Funding Amount: $75,000 Recipient: Women’s and Children’s Health Network Overview: Cancer treatment is associated with
2018 Research Grants
A pilot play-based intervention to improve the social play skills and pragmatic language skills of children who have experienced traumaChief Investigator: Dr Shelley Wright Funding Amount: $34,634 Recipient: University of South Australia Overview: This project aims to evaluate a
Implication of BRCA1/2 germline variants for childhood AML biology and treatment.Chief Investigator: Professor Richard D’Andrea Funding Amount: $75,000 Recipient: University of South Australia Overview: We have uncovered a novel mechanism
2017 Research Grants
Definition of the ability of zika virus (ZIKV) to infect the placenta, brain and eye that will impact on our understanding of debilitating microcephaly and macular scarring in ZIKV exposed newborns.Chief Investigator: Dr Jillian Carr Funding Amount: $74,027 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: The world was shocked by the threat of
T-follicular helper cells in children with malariaChief Investigator: Dr Michelle Boyle Funding Amount: $72,000 Recipient: Menzies School of Health Research Overview: Malaria caused by Plasmodium results
2016 Research Grants
Neutrophil polarisation in the airways of infants hospitalised with bronchiolitisChief Investigator: Dr Dani-Louise Dixon Funding Amount: $75,000 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Bronchiolitis is the most common severe respiratory tract
Exploring the role of DEPDC5 mutations in childhood brain abnormalitiesChief Investigator: Associate Professor Leanne Dibbens Funding Amount: $70,000 Recipient: University of South Australia Overview: We will determine if mutations
Supporting research into the prevention and management of childhood disability and disease
Our CRF Fellowship program is dedicated to the Prevention and/or Management of Childhood Disability and Disease.
Dr Zlatko Kopecki and Associate Professor Luke Grzeskowiak are the inaugural Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Fellows, and will focus on Childhood Wound Infections and Medicines Use and Safety, respectively.
Our 2023 Research Grant Program
EOI submissions for the 2023 Grant Round OPENS on 21 February 2022.
Each year, our grant program provides funding to support research into all areas of children’s health, education and welfare, and with a particular focus on mental health, obesity, protection and understanding the social determinants of childhood health and development.
Grants may now be awarded up to a maximum of $100,000 per project, or Early Career Grants up to a maximum of $40,000 per project, and may be completed over 1 year or 2 years.