Summary of Grants

The CASS Foundation offers grants for medical and scientific research, post-doctoral travel, and programs in the field of school education.

Medicine/Science Grants

CASS provides annual grants for research and development in science and medicine. Each year the grant Guidelines and Application Form and process are reviewed in the light of past experience, changing circumstances and developments which might affect our prime focus. In 2015, the Foundation funded a further round of Grants in accordance with published Guidelines. A further round will be funded in 2016.

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Travel Awards

In 2015, the Foundation continued the Travel Awards program for early career researchers, enabling them to present their current research at overseas conferences.

63 Travel Awards were offered to early career researchers in the two grant rounds in 2015.

2 further rounds will be funded in 2016.

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Education Grants (Creative Arts)

In 2015, the Foundation has provided nine grants to support curriculum-based creative arts projects in twelve primary schools and two secondary colleges across Victoria. Teachers from another twelve primary schools have also participated in professional development and mentoring in participative music-making in the primary classroom.

Expressions of Interest for 2017 Education Grants are now invited from schools in Victoria.

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Education Grants (School Engagement)

In 2007-2009, CASS funded several substantial, three-year projects in inner-suburban primary schools in Melbourne. The projects were devised by the schools to address particular issues of student engagement and disengagement identified in their setting. The findings from these projects have informed the Foundation’s current grant-making.