Making a difference since 1970 and for generations to come…

The Brain Foundation and its division Headache Australia raises funds for much needed Australian research into brain diseases and disorders which touch so many.

We rely entirely on the generosity of individuals, corporate sponsors and bequests.

There is no cure without research so your support is vital.

Phone 1300 886 660

What we do

The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries.

Fund Research

FUND RESEARCH

Brain Foundation provides information about disorders to help family and friends understand the prognosis facing those affected. We provide guidelines to maintain a healthy brain.

community

COMMUNITY

Brain Foundation provides information about disorders to help family and friends understand the prognosis facing those affected. We provide guidelines to maintain a healthy brain.

Did you know?

1 in 6 people will be affected by brain disease and disorders in their lifetime.

YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED

How you can help

There are many ways you can help; participate in an Event, Fundraise or Donate.
Either way, your support will make a difference – now and for generations to come.

PARTICIPATE

Join a community based event such as the Zombie Walks or get a team together and create your own fundraising campaign.

DONATE

Your donation helps to advance our mission and achieve breakthroughs, in both labs and in lives.

Current Research Grants

In 2018 we awarded 21 grants, including the Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Award.

Our Award Ceremony was held on Monday October 29 in Sydney.

Congratulations to all the recipients of 2018 Brain Foundation Research Gift Awards.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

PROJECT SUMMARY: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a significant global problem, affecting 10 million people worldwide. In Australia alone, 1 in...

PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY

PROJECT SUMMARY: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common fatal childhood brain cancer. Despite significant advances in the treatment of low-risk...

NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE

PROJECT SUMMARY: STOP-BANG and upper airway sensation testing to increase the predictive value of obstructive sleep apnoea in people with...

NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE

PROJECT SUMMARY: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. There are over...

NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE

PROJECT SUMMARY: Establishing an Australian pediatric peripheral neuropathy biobank : a rich future scientific research resource. Peripheral nerve diseases result in...

NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE

PROJECT SUMMARY: Amyloid and paraprotein-associated neuropathies (APAN) are a neglected group of debilitating peripheral nerve disorders, resulting in weakness, sensory...

NEURO-TRAUMA

PROJECT SUMMARY: Approximately 200-300 individuals sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) each year within Australia, however globally this number...

NEURO-TRAUMA

PROJECT SUMMARY: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability in Australia and worldwide. The effects of TBI...

NEURO-TRAUMA

PROJECT SUMMARY: Childhood concussion is on the rise. Over 1 in 10 children who present to an emergency care setting...

NEURO-TRAUMA

PROJECT SUMMARY: Effect of respiration and pathways of fluid flow in spinal cord cysts Traumatic spinal cord injury is a devastating...

Our Funding Process

The primary objective of the Brain Foundation Research Gifts is to support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research into brain disease and neurological disorders as well as brain and spinal injuries.

The Brain Foundation invites applications nationally for research gifts to support research projects in clinical neurosciences.

DURING THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, THE BRAIN FOUNDATION HAS CONTRIBUTED OVER $3,000,000  TO FUND RESEARCH BY NEUROLOGISTS, NEUROSURGEONS AND NEUROSCIENTISTS

Brain FoundationThe Brain Foundation is the largest, independent funder of brain and spinal injury research in Australia. We believe research is the pathway to recovery.
PLEASE HELP US BY DONATING TO OUR RESEARCH PROGRAM.

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