Our generous benefactors make it possible for our best and brightest science talent to flourish, and find solutions to the issues that matter most.
Donors powering science
We invite you to join the thousands of donors worldwide who are changing the lives of future generations by funding science scholarships and research at the University of Melbourne.
With your vision and support, combined with our research and teaching expertise, we can achieve great things.
We sincerely thank every one of our alumni and friends who support us.
To discuss how you can support the Faculty of Science through donations or bequests, please contact:
Penny Fairbank, Associate Director of Advancement
+61 3 8344 3792
Why your support matters
Help a deserving student succeed
Your gift will help a promising student achieve their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. The Dean’s Fund for Science Scholarships supports future generations of talented scientists.
"Receiving the Muriel Ramm Science Bursary has meant an incredible amount to me. It hasn’t just freed me from some of the pressure of juggling study, income, and bills. It has also given me an incredible moment of perspective and recognition during one of the most challenging periods in my life."
– Amelia-Grace Boxshall
Recipient of a Muriel Ramm Science Bursary. Professor Emeritus Colin Ramm and his family established the bursary in memory of his wife Muriel, celebrating her love of science and encouragement of educational opportunity.
Support an early career researcher
Your support of talented early career researchers can provide critical encouragement at what can be a challenging time in their career. Donations can enable breakthroughs in research, purchase of specialist equipment, or development of important new research networks.
"The Andrew Sisson fund paid for an expert in linear logic to visit Melbourne and stay for a week, and it was this visit that led to a crucial breakthrough. Together with my Masters student, we have made substantial progress in the last two years. I think the work holds a lot of promise, and I expect there will be significant applications, both theoretically and in industry."
– Dr Daniel Murfet
Mathematics and Statistics Lecturer
Give Australian wildlife a helping hand
If you’re passionate about Australian native animals, you can support some very practical efforts to help ensure their survival into the future.
"A number of philanthropic grants allow me to study threatened mammals, so we can learn why they’re declining and how to conserve them."
– Phoebe Burns
Support plant research
Your donations to our Botany Foundation will enable research with very significant implications for human wellbeing – in areas as diverse as environmental conservation, food security, nutrition, and biosecurity.
"Never before has there been so much focus on the need to document the world’s biodiversity. Documenting species diversity and naming groups are the basis for other areas of science, such as agriculture, ecosystem management, conservation and economic botany."
– Dr Tanja Schuster
Pauline Ladiges Plant Systematics Fellow, funded in part by donations
Give to Chemistry
By donating our Masson Fund, you can support of research, teaching and engagement activities in chemistry. Whether it's by supporting scholarships, positions, research projects or purchase of equipment, you can help advance the cause of the chemical sciences.
Bring together art and science
When it opens in 2020, Science Gallery Melbourne will inspire and transform curious minds through the collision of art and science. Your donation can help establish Australia’s first science gallery, and build a dynamic new model for engaging young adults in science.