At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those who find themselves in intensive care.

  • 2017 Foundation Grants Schedule

    2017 Foundation Grants Schedule

    Researchers awaiting the opening of the Foundation’s 2017 Grant process are advised that Stage 1 of the process will commence on Monday, 1 March when Expressions of Interest will be invited. EOI forms will be available on this website for completion and submission by 6pm on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Stage 2 will begin week commencing...
  • Congratulations to Prof. Jamie Cooper AO

    Congratulations to Prof. Jamie Cooper AO

    We congratulate Professor Jamie Cooper who was awarded an AO in the Australia Day Honours “for distinguished service to intensive care medicine in the field of traumatic brain injury as a clinician, and to medical education as an academic, researcher and author.” Professor Cooper is Director of the ANZIC Research Centre, Monash University. Earlier in his...
  • Foundation-funded study leads to $2.1m Grant

    Foundation-funded study leads to $2.1m Grant

    In 2013 A/Professor Glenn Eastwood from Austin Health was awarded a Foundation Research Grant for just $13,320 to carry out a pilot feasibility and safety randomised controlled trial into therapeutic hypercapnia (higher then normal levels of carbon dioxide in the blood) after cardiac arrest. We were therefore delighted to learn just before Christmas that Glenn’s...

Did you know?

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165,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to Intensive Care Units every year.
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Over 90% survive life threatening accidents or illnesses with the help of intensive care.
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Since 2000 the ICF has supported more than 100 ANZ research projects, providing more than $3m in funding.
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There are more than 10,790 nurses and more than 1,000 doctors working in ICUs in Australia and New Zealand.

Inspiring stories

Joanne Spaulding

Joanne Spaulding

Her amazing recovery
"I will be forever grateful to the dedicated, skilled people who work in ICU. Because of them – and a wonderful cardiologist, paramedics, and of course, husband – I have made a full recovery."
Darryl Sabin

Darryl Sabin

Survivor, author and motivational speaker
“When almost all hope is lost the specialists from intensive care will do everything possible to help their patients find a way back. The tougher it gets the tougher they try.”
Clive Mathieson

Clive Mathieson

Editor, The Australian
"One way you can support these great people is through the Intensive Care Foundation which funds the research needed to maintain and improve the world leading standard of intensive care here."