We stand for supporting all types of health and medical research, for better outcomes for all
Created from one remarkable woman’s generosity and desire to prevent terrible loss associated with human disease, the Raine Foundation has a sixty-year history of supporting health and medical research that seeks to improve outcomes for our fellow humans. No health question is too big or too small – the right project backed by the right minds can make that bit of difference to spark a major health discovery, no matter the disease or condition under the microscope.
What we do, differently
- The Raine Foundation offers support to the full spectrum of health and medical research topics, without being limited to one specific area of disease.
- Over the last 60 years, we have built a strong reputation for developing and continuously improving rigorous grant review processes, including international peer review, to ensure that only the very best research and WA researchers are supported.
- We recognise the increasingly competitive landscape for our up and coming research leaders, and we offer a number of funding programs specifically tailored to early-career researchers in efforts to help launch their research careers and release their bright, innovative ideas into the research community.
- Through our Visiting Professors program, we bring the world’s leading medical research scientists right to Perth’s doorstep so that they can share their knowledge with students, researchers, and members of the public alike. These Raine Lectures are free to attend and aim to increase the accessibility to fascinating health knowledge for all, as well as increase potential international collaborations with Western Australian scientists.
- Our clinicians are making a difference, every day. They are in a unique and special position to hear firsthand from patients, witness health trends, and the impact of research in the clinic, which helps in the development of targeted research ideas and programs to answer key research questions. Through partnering with the WA Department of Health, the Clinician Research Fellowship program aims to support clinicians to both practice their craft and conduct ground-breaking research, leading to relevant, translatable outcomes that make that everyday difference.
Mary Raine was explicit in her wishes as documented in the Raine Foundation Deed of Trust (1957) that: “The net income of the Fund shall be applied towards seeking, diagnosing and investigating the nature, origin and causes of diseases in human beings, with the initial emphasis on arteriosclerosis and allied diseases, and the prevention, cure, alleviation and combating of such diseases.”