Who we are
The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Medical Research Foundation was established in 1985 as part of Sir Edward's life-long undertaking to promote and improve the welfare of our veteran community.Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our returned service personnel. We facilitate research and other activities that promote their health and well-being.Australian military personnel have a long and proud history of service to their country. Throughout the 20th Century, our troops have shown their devotion to duty and dedication to their fellow servicemen in the many conflicts large and small around the globe.
Research we support
Each year, the Foundation awards grants to research projects across Victoria.Through the combination of clinical and applied research, in depth knowledge of many biological processes has been gained which has the potential to improve the quality and/or length of life of veterans, their dependants, and others affected by the trauma of conflict.The supported research also has significant flow-on to the broader community and many projects directly benefit our ageing population.
The Foundation is proud to have as its Patron-in-Chief, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia, and Patron Mr Hugh Morgan AC.
We are proudly supported by the Returned and Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch) and the Ex-Prisoners of War & Relatives Association.
The Foundation acknowledges the outstanding support we receive from our Auditors, from the Foundation's solicitors, King and Wood Mallesons, and from our investment advisors, Shadforth Financial Group.
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