Research Foundation

Royal Hobart Hospital

The Research Foundation is an independent entity, raising funds for local healRHH Research Foundation Logoth and medical research in Tasmania.

Since establishment in 1997, the Foundation has invested nearly $7m in funding for research that is of particular relevance to diseases and disorders which per capita are more prevalent in Tasmania.

Several current and recent research projects include investigation into various forms of cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, asthma, diabetes, Jack Jumper research, Vitamin D, oxygenation of pre term infants and predicting recovery following brain trauma to name just a few.

Research grants are awarded by the Foundation’s Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC), which is endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC). Following a rigorous assessment process, funds are allocated to projects on the basis of merit to medical, nursing and allied health professionals using a nationally-accepted approach predicated on competitive review.

While merit is the fundamental principle applied to selection of successful applications, the Foundation also aims to support a range of disciplines and pursues an objective of building research capacity in Tasmania.

To this end, the RHH Research Foundation provides an important role in supporting specialist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals with emerging research interests. The Foundation’s grant program is competitive and encourages projects involving collaboration across disciplines and much needed funding to support a diverse mix of programs at various career development stages.

With our many special events and fundraising activities we will be providing nearly $600,000 during 2017 to support and continue this vital work.

As an independent entity, the Foundation relies on the corporate and general communities for its fundraising, which includes functions, community based events, state-wide raffles, bequests and legacies, and a workplace giving scheme.

For more details about the research foundation and its work, please visit the website or contact us via the methods listed below:


Phone: (03) 6166 8088