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Our research

St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation provides funding and support for medical research across St Vincent’s Darlinghurst campus, with a focus on advancing patient care. We passionately believe that high-quality research underpins high-quality clinical care.

The St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation grants aim to:

  • Support clinical excellence through research
  • Assist researchers to develop research programs to gather data and enable eligibility for external grants, such as NHMRC grants and government grants
  • Give clinicians the opportunity to participate in research programs
  • Strengthen the links between clinical care and research
  • Provide funding for research to emerging researchers

To ensure we support the best of the best projects, each grant application is rigorously evaluated by external assessors and an independent scientific committee, comprising experienced doctors and academics from both within and outside the St Vincent’s campus.

We champion people forging the future of medicine

We have awarded over 400 grants since 1992, totalling in over $17 million, to fund medical breakthroughs. Here are some examples of healthcare trailblazers we support.


Pituitary tumour: novel treatments for a rare intracranial disease


Giving advanced lung cancer patients a better chance


SVCF: Real research for real people


Supporting medical research and education


Using zebrafish to study genetic causes of heart disease


Tackling Diabetes Treatment and Prevention


Better ways to protect a donor heart


SVH Heart Health: Bridging the Gap for Heart Disease Patients


Streamlining Allergy Testing in Emergency Departments


St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation: Supporting enquiring minds