Support To Help Medical Research Happen

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Friday 5 June 2009 

MEDIA RELEASE



SUPPORT TO HELP MEDICAL RESEARCH HAPPEN 




Twenty five independent health and medical research institutes across Australia are about to receive up to

$31 million to support their essential work.


The grants, made through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Independent

Research Institute Infrastructure Support Scheme, support the indirect costs of maintaining internationally

competitive research.  Funds will be used to provide non–capital support services such as laboratory staff,

libraries, computer services and maintenance for the high tech equipment required for contemporary

research. 


Announcing the funding today, NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson said “Successful research

takes more than just the commitment of talented researchers.  To ensure that Australia stays at the cutting

edge, scientists need access to the latest information technology, well maintained equipment and skilled

support staff. 


“These grants will ensure that this support is available when and where it is needed. 


“Properly funded successful medical research is a building block support less privileged countries in our

region and to attract and retain some of the brightest research minds in the country.


The 25 grants funded under the Independent Research Institute Infrastructure Support Scheme vary from

$7,125 to $6.21m, based on the total amount of NHMRC research grants funding held by each institution.


Details of the grants, by Institution, are attached.





For more information contact Carolyn Norrie, NHMRC, 02 6217 9190 or 0422 008 512





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SCHEDULE OF PROPOSED IRIISS GRANTS TO INSTITUTIONS 2009




Institute

State 

Amount  ($)




Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes  

Vic

2,839,311

Bionic Ear Institute

Vic 

34,240

Brain Research Institute Pty Ltd

Vic

99,286

Burnet Institute 

Vic

1221307

Centenary Institute

NSW

13,606

Centre for Eye Research Australia

Vic

288,434

Children’s Medical Research Institute 

NSW

345,756

Garvan Institute of Medical Research 

NSW

2,489,176

Heart Research Institute 

NSW

425,433

Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Vic

35,992

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research  

Vic

1,635,451

Mater Medical Research Institute Ltd

Qld

324,443

Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria 

Vic

54,250

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Vic

2,966,399

National Stroke Research Institute

Vic

146,458

Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research 

Vic

1,144,664

Queensland Institute of Medical Research 

Qld

3,686,070

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Research

Foundation

Qld

59,063

Schizophrenia Research Institute

NSW

135,731

St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research 

Vic

1,146,703

The Cancer Council Queensland

Qld

118,008

The Cancer Council Victoria

Vic

498,647

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

NSW

1,019,191

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research 

Vic

6,207,477

Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute

SA

7,125

Amount requested for Payment 1 2009 


26,942,220

Estimated amount for Payment 2 2009 


4,000,000

TOTAL 


$30,942,220







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