Category: giving

NFMRI together with the Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are pleased to be supporting Professor Marc Pellegrini’s research at the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research. Special thanks to Channel 7 and Helen Wellings who did a news story outlining this important research.

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Funding research! A funders or donor’s intent relates to the purposeful state of mind behind the act of giving. The desire and hope that their the gift will contribute to achieve a greater community good is often philanthropist’s underlying intent. The same can be said about the community’s willingness to give or support a cause. […]

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Basic, discovery, validation and development research (preclinical research) are vital components of bringing new medical innovations to the people in need.  These innovations include new medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and devices. The Conversation has recently published a good lay article describing the process of bringing a new medicine to market outlining the contents included in the […]

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The Age recently published an article ‘The dodgy academic journals publishing anti-vaxxers and other ‘crappy science’.   The article describes a booming black market duping academics into submitting their research for a fee of up to $3000 a paper and notes the increasing number of reputable journals charging researchers to submit or cite their publications. We […]

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In the presence of industry, business and research experts and our partner representatives from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, on Wednesday 10 December we awarded our 2015 grants. This followed a recent strategy implementation that saw our Foundation change its focus towards advancing innovations and enabling collaborations, with funding available via competitive grants rounds […]

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Assuming both are important where do you think priority should lie?

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In our last post, we mentioned failure and how grant makers should not only have a way around measuring success for grants that worked to plan, but also for grants that haven’t. We thought this topic should be explored in a little more detail. Research by its nature has the ability to fail.  Researchers take […]

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Measuring success when supporting biomedical research can be difficult.  This is particularly relevant if there is no predetermined agreement of what success looks like or no strategy to guide how you contribute to the larger picture. Often governments, researchers and the community use terms such as ‘bench to bedside’ (beginning and end) when considering the […]

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It’s good to give

23rd September 2014

Since 2001, wealthy Australian families have been increasingly taking advantage of Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) as a vehicle to structure their giving.  What these funds provide is no surprise; tax deductibility paired with the ability to custom-design your own support to the causes chosen by you and your appointed directors (which are often family members). […]

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Despite recent growth of high-net-worth individuals giving large sums publically, JBWere’s Giving Trends Report found that overall giving has stalled. Generosity Magazine interviewed the author, John McLeod, who reported that “Despite thirty years of steady growth in Australian philanthropy, overall giving appears to have plateaued following the Global Financial Crisis and that the latest report […]

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