Applications for 2018 Awards and Grants to Open July 1, 2017

Due to financial restrictions in 2017 The Foundation is in a position to offer a limited selection of its regular suite. Final advice on which awards are to be offered will be available as applications open. All applications are to be submitted online via the Foundation website between 1 July 2017 and August 31 2017.

GPRWMF Alumnus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim Awarded 2017 Australian of the Year


The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation is delighted to congratulate Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim on his being awarded 2017 Australian of the Year. This is a tremendous acknowledgement of the important and groundbreaking scientific and medical research that Professor Mackay-Sim has undertaken, in fields ranging from neurogenesis in the human olfactory epithelium through to the development of treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis.

Professor Mackay-Sim is a long-standing friend of GPRWMF, having won over $820,000 in competitive awards and grants from the Foundation between 1995 and 2002. This well-deserved recognition of the contribution that Professor Mackay-Sim has made to medical research highlights the importance of scientific endeavour, from discovery through to clinical translation. Congratulations Alan, on an outstanding achievement and remarkable contributions to medical science.


MCRI Awards Image

GPRWMF is one of the largest medical foundations in Australia, and the only one dedicated to excellence in ear nose and throat (Otorhinolaryngology) research and training

Awards: Investing in Excellence

The GPRWMF provides nearly A$5 million per year to support outstanding early- and mid-career research in ear nose and throat topics


Announcing the release of the GPRWMF 25th Anniversary Annual report

Cochlear Mould Image copyright Bionics Institute and used with permission

New Diagnostic Technology based on Saliva Tests

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera, whose research has been supported by the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams memorial Foundation, has announced a breakthrough in diagnostic technologies. Her important results were highlighted on Australian television in July.


Frontiers 2016

Frontiers 2016 took place at the exclusive Gold Coast Sheraton Mirage. The Conference featured 28 expert speakers including 4 international presenters. Attended by 136 individuals and was considered a resounding success.