The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Young Investigator Award

Movember Funding to Date


What we seek to achieve

The Young Investigator Award provides catalytic funding for early, post-doctoral researchers to help further their research and attract ongoing funding.

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - AUD 100,000
Implemented by
Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Project start date
January 2017
Project Status
Project Complete

About the project

Without a constant supply of well trained and capable investigators, productivity, as evidenced by high quality, peer reviewed research, will decline, leading to a detrimental and significant impact on health care delivery. It is therefore essential that we continue to support young, promising researchers in order to build and expand the prostate cancer research workforce.  

Young Investigator Award applications are reviewed by a multidisciplinary national expert panel. This assessment consists of 1. Independent assessment of written submissions by each member of the panel; 2. Deliberation meeting (discussion of all applications and ranking: 3. Preparation of a list of recommendations for funding for The Research Advisory Committee. This Award was granted to Dr Ian Johnson from the University of South Australia and is titled: Altered endosome trafficking in prostate cancer

There is new evidence that the process by which nutrients are moved and recycled inside a cells changes during cancer. This project will investigate how nutrients are trafficked around and recycled inside prostate cancer cells. By determining the crucial trafficking changes in prostate cancer cells, new biomarkers and drug targets can be discovered.

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