We are committed to supporting quality research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any condition, which may affect the general health, education or welfare of children.

Each year, CRF dedicates around $1.5million towards basic science projects, clinical studies or community-based studies in children’s research, in fields including allied health, fertility and pregnancy, education, environment, dentistry, nursing, medicine, mental health, midwifery, welfare and protection, and social sciences, within South Australia.

We continue with our commitment to foster research excellence and outcomes in our priority areas of:

  • Improving fetal development, including preventing pre-term birth
  • Improving systems of care and education for children
  • Supporting young minds and improving children’s mental health
  • Tackling chronic illness and disability

We also remain committed to supporting research careers and capability in South Australia by:

  • Fostering early career researchers
  • Funding ‘proof of concept’ research
  • Providing seed funding for early-stage research where other grant funding is unavailable, and
  • Supporting established researchers and retention of local research talent to deliver outcomes within South Australia