CAPR, previously known as the AER Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, is a partnership between the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and La Trobe University.
It continues to be the primary research activity of the FARE, an independent charitable organisation working to prevent the harmful use of alcohol in Australia, which provides CAPR’s core funding. CAPR’s Director, Robin Room, is a professor at the La Trobe University and CAPR is a La Trobe Research Centre.
CAPR’s core funding has been supplemented with financial support for specific projects and activities from a number of sources, including competitive grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council, the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, and contract funding from various agencies managed by state and territorial governments.
Staff members also hold fellowships from the NHMRC, La Trobe University, the Australian Rechabite Foundation.