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Cell & Gene Therapy Grants

These Grants support the development, delivery and commercialisation of innovative cell and gene therapies.

Ultra-low termperatures support long-term storage of biospecimen samples at the NSW Statewide Biobank.

The Cell and Gene Therapy Grants aim to position NSW as a global leader, supporting projects to:

  • reduce the time between gathering evidence of effective treatments to delivering those treatments at scale
  • deliver innovative therapies rapidly, efficiently and effectively
  • engage commercial and industry partners early to rapidly scale up therapies found to be effective.

The Cell and Gene Therapy Grants also aim to build workforce and infrastructure capacity and capability in NSW for research and development in cell and gene therapy.

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Funding of up to $5 million is available for projects in the 2018 inaugural round. Research projects should be a maximum of three years duration. Individual Grants will be capped at a maximum of $2 million.

  • Cell and Gene Therapy Grants Application Form

    DOCX - 493 KB

Before you apply

The Application Guidelines outline the eligibility criteria, application process, assessment process, selection criteria, and reporting requirements for the Grants.

Frequently asked questions

What manufacturing facilities are available for cell and gene therapy products, what is the cost and how can I secure access?

Facilities are available at Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. Key contact information for each facility is listed below.

Westmead facilities
Mark Ornatowski, SCGT Facility Manager
Phone: 0408 005 332

Royal Prince Alfred
Zlatibor Velickovic PhD, Production Manager, Cell & Molecular Therapies
Phone: 9515 4867

Is it possible to collaborate with another colleague for a larger grant than submit two smaller grants?

If it makes sense to merge two projects into one as a collaborative effort then NSW Health is supportive of this approach.

Who can I contact for more information?

For any other enquiries please contact the Office for Health and Medical Research. Key contact information is listed below.

Dr Julia Warning BSc PhD
Senior Project Officer
Office for Health and Medical Research
Phone: 9461 7479

Current recipients


Updated 3 months ago