The Trustees of the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce two classes of research grants to be awarded in 2021 and commencing in 2022.

The Viertel Foundation was established to benefit organisations or institutions involved in medical research into diseases and the alleviation of the hardship of the aged and the sick. Bellberry began working in collaboration with the Viertel Foundation in 2016 to offer prestigious, high-value 5-year mid-career fellowships to the brightest research talent which increased the number of available Research Fellowships from two to three.

Senior Medical Research Fellowship & Bellberry-Viertel Fellowship

The Senior Medical Research Fellowship are intended to be amongst the most prestigious awards available to those who wish to continue a career in medical research in Australia. The Fellowship is an integral part of a scheme that is intended to provide both salary and project grant support for outstanding Australian medical researchers. One of the Fellowships available is the Bellberry-Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellowship. It has a five-year tenure at $250,000 p.a. for a researcher from any discipline in medical science to be awarded in 2021 and commencing in 2022.

Viertel Clinical Investigator awards

$85,000 is available for a clinical researcher who has recently completed their clinical and research training and is commencing their first substantive appointment (appointment of 5 years or more) clinical position or has been in such a post for no more than 36 months on 30 April. Up to five awards available this year.

The Foundation intends to award at least one (1) award to an eligible female candidate in both classes. Only Australian nationals or permanent residents are eligible for these awards.

The closing date for both awards is 30 April 2021.

Further information, including eligibility requirements and application forms, is available from The Viertel Charitable Foundation website, or email: charities@eqt.com.au.