What is the relationship between the Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund and Endeavour Foundation?
The Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund (formerly known as the Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund) was founded by Endeavour Foundation in 2009 to fund activities that live outside Endeavour Foundation’s normal day-to-day activities. The Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund was established under a separate Trust and is governed by the Senior Members of Endeavour Foundation’s Management.
Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund award recipients are not obligated to engage with Endeavour Foundation as a community partner for any research or project that is funded by the Research Fund. Applicants are welcome to approach Endeavour Foundation to explore potential partnerships, however this will need to be negotiated separately and directly with Endeavour Foundation’s Services.
How does the Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund finance its grants?
The funds administered by the Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund are dependent on the generosity of our community, including fundraising events, donations and bequests. The Research Fund is a capital-preserved fund, where donations made to the fund are invested and the interest earned is used to support the Research Fund activities.
How are applications assessed?
Assessment of applications to the Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund is undertaken by an independent Assessment Panel, made up of academic representatives from the university, government and non-profit sectors. Panel members independently score each application against select criteria, then meet to determine the shortlist. Shortlisted applications go before the Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund Board, where recommendations are considered and Grant recipients endorsed.
The first competitive Grants Round was held in 2012. Read about the past grant winners recipients.
The Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund aims to benefit Australians with a disability, especially people with an intellectual or developmental disability. The Fund seeks to encourage quality and innovation in the disability sector by funding quality research invested in advancing health, wellbeing and life experiences of people with a disability.
The 2023 Grant Round is now open.
Please read through the 2023 application guidelines for more information.