About us

At SSMRF, we raise funds and awareness for transformative medical research at St George and Sutherland Hospitals. Please donate to support promising new medical research and emerging researchers.


Applications are now open for expressions of interest for new research grants from SSMRF.

These grants will be open to researchers based at either St George or Sutherland Hospitals, including scientific, medical, nursing/midwifery and allied health staff.

The grants will take the form of standard research grants, restricted in 2024 to research into neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

EOIs must be received by COB Friday 26 April 2024.

Meet our latest grant recipients

Learn more about Dr Joel Poder, Sabrina Koentgen and Dr Ramesh Shanmugasundaram’s projects.

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Research – Creating a healthier tomorrow

SSMRF believes that funding medical research is the best way to develop better treatments for patients and improve healthcare for our community… and beyond.

Our Research Strategy

Our research strategy

We fund research across various medical disciplines, including, cancer, mental health, women’s and children’s health, microbiome, bone and joint diseases, immunity, allergy and infection, obesity and metabolic diseases, intensive care and emergency medicine.

Applying for funding

Applying for funding

Doctors, scientists, nurses and all allied health professionals from both St George & Sutherland hospitals can apply for research through our annual research grants program. Learn more about how to apply for our research grants.

Research we have funded

Research we have funded

SSMRF is proud to have funded 76 research projects since 2007 across a wide variety of research areas, awarding $9.41 million in funding with your support. Read about our research grants and recipients.

Microbiome Research Centre team

Microbiome Research Centre (MRC)

Australia’s first microbiota research centre for health and disease was established at St George Hospital in 2017 with a federal government grant awarded to the SSMRF.

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