There are almost 1,400 new cases of malignant brain tumours in Australia and many more benign brain tumours that can be just as deadly if the tumour is in a vital area of the brain.
The Healthy Brain Program, an initiative of the Brain Foundation, aims to assist Australians to keep their brains healthy into old age, through the provision of community education and research
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Each year the Brain Foundation provides research grants to applicants who are selected by our Scientific Committee.
Read more about our funding process.
Grant Award Ceremony: Monday, 13 October 2014 – The Great Hall, Sydney University
Congratulations to all the recipients of 2014 Brain Foundation Research Gift Awards. This year we awarded 11 grants, plus the Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Award.
Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AO CVO has been the Guest of Honour and presented the Awards almost every year since they started at The Great Hall, Sydney University. This makes the Awards Ceremony a very special occasion when successful applicants explain the nature and aims of their projects.
Funded by Australian Executor Trustees and Michael Rogers Stirling
Funded by Peter Winder Hill Estate and the Bruce Wall Trust
Funded by Rex Owen Banks Estate and Rosemary Palmer Brown
Funded by Brian Quilty Memorial Fund and Stephanie Ledonne Memorial Fund
Funded by Bill Goodridge Estate and Alice Jones Estate
Funded by Coulson Memorial Trust and Idelia May Jaques Estates
Funded by Paul Ainsworth Charitable Foundation
Funded by Nina Hennessy Estate and Kathleen Toy Estates
Funded by Ami Olian Memorial Estate and Alma George
Funded by Alma May George Estate and Esther Hennessy Estate
Funded by Gustaf Ringtrom Estate and Grace Adams
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