Progress in health and medical research requires time and financial support. In the past 20 years bone research has led to the first treatments for osteoporosis, diagnostic testing, investigation of the impact of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise on bone health as well as the discovery of multiple genes linked to bone development and strength. It continues to be an exciting time for researchers.

About this Fund

Healthy Bones Australia and the Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society have partnered to support bone research. Australia is fortunate to have internationally recognised researchers, and research organisations in bone health.

Fund Objectives

  • Support research to help improve bone health and reduce related fractures
  • Support research to improve quality of life and care for people living with osteoporosis
  • Support research grants in a range of areas – basic science, clinical studies, public health, allied health, epidemiology and education
  • Foster research with young investigators (across disciplines, such as science, clinical medicine, non-medical, allied health)

Current Grants

Amgen – Healthy Bones Australia/ANZBMS Clinical Grant Program 2021

This program supports projects that evaluate quality use of medicines in treatment of osteoporosis or advance the prevention, diagnosis or management of osteoporosis.

Sambrook Young Investigator Travel Award 2021

Sambrook Young Investigator Travel Award is presented annually to an outstanding early career scientist or clinical researcher.

Professor Sambrook

Professor Sambrook was the inaugural Medical Director of Healthy Bones Australia (formerly known as Osteoporosis Australia) and a strong advocate of osteoporosis research and public awareness of bone health in Australia. His commitment and passion have greatly benefited the health of Australians. Professor Sambrook helped establish the Research Fund. This award recognises his achievements and aims to inspire a new generation of researchers.