Supporting Biomedical Communities

CSL supports biomedical communities in a variety of ways, including through active participation in education and development programs and the support of biomedical research, primarily towards investigator-initiated studies.


We believe education and development programs are critical for advancing scientific knowledge and encouraging the best and brightest students to pursue higher education and undertake careers in medical research.

In 2016, CSL celebrated its 100-year anniversary and in honour of this milestone, in Melbourne on 25 April, CSL announced the establishment of a new flagship A$25 million fellowship program for discovery stage and translational research in Australia. The 20 high-value, long-term awards, valued at A$1.25 million each, are available to outstanding Australian researchers who are seeking to consolidate their career and undertake research in an Australian academic institution.

Our flagship centenary program is underpinned by longstanding initiatives that seek to foster the next generation of medical researchers, from programs such as the National Youth Science Forum and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program that encourage promising young students to pursue careers in biomedical research to mid-career and accomplished scientists striving to advance human health.

2015 CSL Florey Medal

At a prestigious ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, Professor Perry Bartlett from the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland received the 2015 CSL Florey Medal for his discoveries that have transformed our understanding of the brain, and for his leadership of neuroscience in Australia. The biennial award is a partnership with the Australian Institute of Policy and Science and is CSL’s fourth medal honouring significant achievement in biomedical research. Florey Medal Professor Perry Bartlett from the Queensland Brain

2016 Professor Heimburger Awards

In July 2015, CSL Behring announced the recipients of the Professor Heimburger Awards at the World Federation of Hemophilia Congress in the US. In total, five recipients represented from Italy, the Netherlands (two recipients), Switzerland and the US will each receive €20,000 to help advance coagulation research. Professor Heimburger Awards at the World Federation of Hemophilia Congress in the US

Fellowships in Bioinformatics and Immunology

In recognition of our combined centenaries and successful partnerships, CSL is supporting two fellowships at the eminent Walter & Eliza Hall Institute in Australia. Commencing in 2016 and for a period of three years, CSL will fund, to the total value of A$600,000, two fellowships in the fields of bioinformatics and immunology. Our support provides funding certainty to the best and brightest scientists, but most importantly an opportunity for them to focus on invaluable and high-impact early stage research.

Bioinformatics Fellowships


CSL's support for biomedical research comprises research grants to research institutes, hospitals and patient organisations. This includes support for investigator-initiated studies (IIS) which totalled US$5.1 million in 2015/16. IIS projects are undertaken independently of CSL and usually for the purposes of exploring additional use or application of one of our therapies, or conducting a research project to learn more about a particular disease state or product application.