2018 NFMRI Awards Night

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation’s 2018 Awards

Join us at our Annual 2018 NFMRI Awards, where we will celebrate the achievements of our current grant recipients and announce our grants with funding commencing in 2019.

Our Awards Night will take place from 5-8pm on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 in Sydney. Registrations are complimentary can be done via EventBrite.

Special announcements include:

The NSW Biosecurity/ NFMRI Infectious Diseases Grant

Thanks to generous support from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, we will be announcing the recipient of the  special purpose grant for infectious diseases research.  

2018 General Grant Round

The successful recipients of grants from NFMRI’s 2018 grant round will be announced.

The 2018 Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation

The Medal will be presented for the third time in 2018.   It is awarded every two years to a researcher nominated by her or his peers, who is under the age of 45 for outstanding contribution towards the development and advancement of a biomedical innovation related to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and incidence of disease and other health problems that have a significant impact on the health of humans.

The award comes with a prize of $50,000 and is presented in honour of our longest-standing Director and former Chairman of our Research Advisory Committee, Dr John Dixon Hughes OAM, who was a founding member of the Foundation in 1977. Dr Dixon Hughes is an astute consultant general surgeon with over 55 years experience, and he remains an active, dedicated and passionate board member to this day.

We would like to thank KPMG for kindly hosting the event.





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