Giving to Science
Our generous benefactors make it possible for our best and brightest science talent to flourish, and find solutions to the issues that matter most. Our donors are powering science – find out how.
We sincerely thank every one of our alumni and friends who support us, and 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.
To discuss how you can support the Faculty of Science through donations or gifts in will, please contact us by email or call us at +61 3 8344 3792.
How you can support our students
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
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
Support students studying in Dookie
Melbourne students who undertake a residential semester at Dookie gain the insights and practical foundations to fully harness their undergraduate study in agricultural science. Getting to Dookie, however, comes at a price – one that many students are unable to pay. Donating to the Dookie Fund will enable more students to benefit from having a Dookie experience and produce graduates that have a deep understanding of sustainability and land management issues affecting Australian farming.
It was a joy to get to live and work at Dookie campus. I achieved great marks that semester: the best I had achieved in my time at uni. Learning something in a classroom, and then being able to apply it in the field, boosted my learning and development tenfold. None of this would have been possible without the scholarship.A Bachelor of Agriculture graduate
How you can support our work
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 – to learn why they're declining and how to conserve them.
Animal Pain Management & Rehabilitation Fund
Donate to play a part in creating the Werribee Animal Hospital Animal Integrative Pain Clinic – the first of its kind in Victoria.
Support plant research with the Botany Foundation
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.