The Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation is a registered and self-funded charity which has as its object, the advancing, promoting and encouraging of medical research in Australia.


Submit and manage your applications through our Application Portal

Project Grants

Two-year grants designed to encourage early-career researchers (3-10 years post-doctoral) conducting high quality research to take ownership of a discrete research project and to provide a stepping stone towards independence.

For application outcomes please see Funded Research.


Funding Commencing in 2021

Applications Open on holdApplications Close  

After much consideration, The Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation has decided delay, and possibly cancel, the Project Grant round scheduled to open in August 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Foundations income from both shares and rents.

Like other medical research funders, we understand there is a lot of uncertainty with regards to when full access to laboratory and clinical research facilities will again be available. The Foundation will be closely monitoring progress to “research as normal” and, at an appropriate time, will be seeking to recommence our funding at the highest possible level. In time, details of new application dates will be released.

Wishing you all the best through this difficult period.

Past Funding Rounds (Project Grants and Fellowship)

Click here to access Application Guidelines for past funding rounds.

Al and Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship

Four-year early-career fellowship (3-10 years post doctoral) providing salary support for rising stars who are building credentials for a long career in research.

For application outcomes please see Funded Research.


Funding Commencing in 2021

Applications Open 01-04-2020Applications Close 5pm, 30-04-2020 (AEST)

2021 Fellowship Application Guidelines


The rigour and equitability of our granting process is ensured by a peer review process, made possible by the senior researchers volunteer their time and expertise to assess funding applications.