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.

THE 2024 RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM OPEN 1 MARCH


A TOTAL FUNDING AWARD POOL OF $207,046 HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR THE 2023 GRANTS

The Foundation again received a record number of applications for a research grant this year.
The Scientific Review Committee chaired by A/Professor John Santamaria submitted their recommendations to the Foundation Board and four applicants have been awarded a grant.

1.

A Phase 2 safety, dose-finding and efficacy study evaluating VET tPA treatment in ARDS.

Chief Investigator, Luis Schultz, Liverpool Hospital, NSW.

2.

Reducing Barrier Gown Use in ICUs – An Environmental Sustainability Project.

Chief Investigator, Kerrianne Huynh, Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.

3.

Evaluation of a novel sleep monitoring technology in the ICU.

Chief Investigator, Laurie Showler, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria.

4.

Digital health to assist recovery after critical illness.

Chief Investigator, Nina Leggett, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria.

A total funding award pool of $147,597 has been provided for the 2022 grants.
In commenting on this year’s grants program, the Foundation’s Co-Chair, Professor Claire Rickard commented, ”The ICF is pleased to be able to continue supporting exciting research ideas and talented researchers to improve patient outcomes and the Intensive Care specialty.”
“We thank those who volunteered on the Scientific Review Committee and ask the Intensive Care and broader community to continue working with us to raise funds in order to continue the annual ANZICF grants round and the good work that this allows”.

Did you know?

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180,000 people, including 20,000 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 1990 the ICF has supported more than 120 ANZ research projects, providing over $4m in funding.
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Around 14,250+ nurses and 1,355 specialist doctors working in ICUs in Australia and New Zealand.

Inspiring stories

Costanza and friends

Costanza and friends

New mothers in ICU
“I never thought I would end up in ICU on a breathing machine struggling to survive. It makes you realise it can happen to anyone whether you are young or old.”
John Mullen

John Mullen

Chief Executive Officer, Asciano Ltd
"...the experience was literally life changing and they will never know the level of gratitude and admiration that I will retain as long as I live for the teams who work in intensive care."
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.”

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