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ASPREE is a 100% public-funded research project, awarded grants primarily from the US and Australian governments.



The ASPREE project and sub-studies are made possible with funding and support from the following organizations:


  • NIH (National Institutes of Health) (US) The mission of the NIH is the pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
  • NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia) The NHMRC is Australia’s peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behavior in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.
  • NIA (National Institute on Aging) (US) A branch of the NIH, the NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
  • NCI (National Cancer Institute) (US) A branch of the NIH, the NCI is a principal agency that supports cancer research and training in the USA and internationally.
  • NEI (National Eye Institute (US) A branch of the NIH, the NEI is a principal agency supporting research into sight-saving treatments, reduces visual impairment and blindness, and improves the quality of life.
  • VCA (Victorian Cancer Agency) (Australia) Funded by the Victorian Government, the VCA invests in projects and initiatives that rapidly translate research into treatments and approaches that will improve clinical practice and care of cancer patients.
  • CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
  • Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university, committed to quality education and research.
  • In-kind support by Bayer Pharma (Germany) through provision of study medication and matching placebo tablet for the duration of the trial.
  • Walter Cottman Endowment Fund  has been established for the benefit of the Faculties of Medicine at Monash University and Melbourne University
  • The JO & JR Wicking Trust and Mason Foundation seek to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of vision impairment, care of the aged, problems associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease (Australia)
  • Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust managed by Norman Bourke and Equity Trustees (Australia)
  • The Jack Brockhoff Foundation exists to support the health and wellbeing of all Victorians (Australia)
  • Deafness Foundation is dedicated to the support of the Deaf and hearing impaired through research, prevention, education, early detection and technology (Australia)

Collaborating organizations



  • Monash University Established in Melbourne in 1958, Monash is Australia’s largest university, with a long history of excellence and impact in health sciences, with our research breakthroughs changing millions of lives for the better.
  • The Menzies Institute for Medical Research (Tasmania) Conducts innovative, world-class medical research to improve human health and wellbeing.
  • Australian National University Strives to advance the cause of learning and research in Australia and take its place amongst the great universities of the world.
  • The University of Adelaide Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence, and producing graduates that make an impact on the world ‒ Life Impact.

Page updated:  May 10, 2023

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