HMRI distributes funding from community and corporate donations to support local researchers. HMRI funding is a catalyst for success in obtaining highly competitive government and industry funding to further the research of our talented researchers. Our grant assessment process ensures that only the best research in the Hunter is funded.

For researchers looking for information about philanthropic or government funding support or seeking assistance establishing your grant, funding support at HMRI has a range of services to support you through the funding process. 

HMRI can provide funding support to affiliated researchers through:

For Philanthropic funding support please contact the HMRI Philanthropy Team 


Giavanna Angeli

Dr Giavanna Angeli

Head of Philanthropy

Julia Berry

Senior Direct Marketing & Bequests Manager
Catherine Raftos

Catherine Raftos

Senior Philanthropy Manager
Libby Rodgers-McPhee

Libby Rodgers-McPhee

Bequest Relationship Manager
Rebekah Wilson HMRI

Rebekah Wilson

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Gail Travis

Philanthropy Administration Officer - Community
Melissa Heaford

Melissa Heaford

Philanthropy Administration Officer - Business

For grant support please contact the HMRI Grant Development Team

Grant Development

Janice Besch

Janice Besch

Grants Development Manager
Dr Kelly Asquith | HMRI

Dr Kelly Asquith

Senior Grants Development Specialist
Dr Sonya Murray | HMRI

Dr Sonya Murray

Grants Development Specialist