Grants for Alzheimer’s research

As much as $100,000 is available to Australian-based organisations conducting research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Mason Memorial Foundation is offering grants of up to $100,000 to Australian-based organisations for research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

Established in 2003, the foundation is named after benefactor Judith Mason in memory of her late father, Harold Stannett Williams.

“I don’t believe that many people understand how debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be, and as far as Alzheimer’s is concerned I cannot think of anything worse,” said Ms Mason.

“To be alive but not having your brain working, to me this is terrifying.

“These are the reasons I am supporting medical research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s and I hope that my Foundation helps to produce cures”.

This year a total of $750,000 will be made available for research through the foundation, with $300,000 going to Alzheimer’s research.

If a cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease is found, the foundation will re-direct its focus to research around other debilitating diseases.

Researchers from around Australia are invited to apply for the next round of funding by July 2009. Applications are assessed by the ANZ Trustees National Medical Advisory Panel.

For more information about the work of the Mason Memorial Foundation, click here or call 1800 011 047.

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