Every dollar raised goes to research


All projects funded by the Foundation are recommended for funding by the Foundation’s honorary Scientific Research Committee following assessment and evaluation, including a peer-review process.

Infrastructure to support MS Research

From the outset the Trish MS Research Foundation had an eye for investing in essential infrastructure to support MS researchers.

Genetic research in MS

In 2006 the Foundation partnered with MS Research Australia to provide the initial funds for the biggest MS DNA Bank which grew into a major national collaboration known as ANZgene – the Australian New Zealand MS Genetics Consortium. ANZgene subsequently joined the International MS Genetics Consortium, contributing to both Australian and International research developments that have led to the identification of over 200 genetic changes that contribute to MS.

MS Brain Bank

In 2007, the Trish Foundation’s contribution of $100,000 seeded the roots of what has become the incredibly successful MS Research Australia MS Brain Bank. The Brain Bank was subsequently successful in obtaining infrastructure funding from the NSW Government to support its further growth to become a leading world-class research resource.  The MS Brain Bank provides tissue to researchers in Australia and around the world for research targeting better treatments and a cure for MS.


Find out about the latest progress being made in the fight to solve MS

Available Funding

The Trish MS Research Foundation is particularly committed to funding research that will reverse the effects of MS through repair and regeneration and ultimately lead to a cure. We fund Project grants, Fellowships, Scholarships and Incubator grants and have also contributed to Platform Programs.

Approved Funding

Our generous and big-hearted supporters are enabling the Foundation to fund many important Research Projects.


To meet some of the researchers funded by the Trish Foundation, please click below.