The Leo Dintenfass Memorial Plaque is awarded by the Directors to the most interesting or innovative research grant recipient of the year . The plaque perpetuates the memory of the late Leo Dintenfass, his studies of the properties of blood and a world pioneer in blood viscosity. His research was supported by the Foundation from 1984 until his death in 1990.
The recipient of the award receives $5,000, to be used to advance his/her career.
The John and Eileen Haddon Memorial Plaque is awarded annually by the Directors to the most interesting or innovative research in the field of geriatric diseases. It is awarded in honour of the late John Haddon and his wife Eileen. John Haddon bequeathed his entire estate to the Foundation with a view to support medical research into geriatric diseases (with particular interest in leg ulcers).
The recipient of the award receives a $2,000 Travel Award, to be used to fund attendance at a meeting of relevance to the application.
The Kevin Cahill Award is awarded annually by the Directors to the most interesting or innovative research in the field of Vision Sciences. This plaque recognises the invaluable of contribution of the late Kevin Cahill (Founding Director and Chairman) to the Foundation from its inception until his retirement 26 years later.
The recipient of the award receives $2,000, to be used to advance his/her career.
The Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation Medal is awarded by the Directors to the chief author of the best publication during the preceding 12 months by a postdoctoral researcher working in a laboratory within the Bosch Institute at the University of Sydney.