Impact of giving

Supporting ANU is an investment in Australia’s future. Learn how donations have made a difference in the lives of gifted students and resulted in research that addresses global issues.

Dr Jason Potas stands smiling with his hands behind his back

Visionary goal »

Without the support of Bootes Medical Research Foundation funding, Dr Jason Potas said he would be "out of the game". "For someone like me, the...
Phil Ruthven is sitting on a bench smiling

Nurturing new ideas »

Social and economic forecaster Phil Ruthven knows the value of giving free rein to an inquiring mind.  It was almost 50 years ago, during a Rotary-...
Vidya Jagadish and her husband Professor Chennupati Jagadish stnad smiling side by side in front of a building

Inspiring developing-world scientists »

Were it not for the guidance and support of his parents and two influential teachers, Professor Chennupati Jagadish may well be ploughing fields in...
Richard Miller stands on a foot bridge above the lake

Supporting women in science »

The John Curtin School of Medicine Gender Equity Award, which was first awarded in 2015, aims to open doors for medical researchers as they strive to...
Mahasen Sooriyabandra stands smiling in front of of a very large auburn coloured statue of a rusted mechanical piston

The fine structure of light »

Initially a mathematics student, Mahasen Sooriyabandra came to ANU to study Honours in Physics at the Research School of Physics and Engineering. He...
Lakshmi West, Chris Grange and Michael Nelson with Michelle Melbourne and Phillip Williamson.

Reimagining philanthropy  »

It was while stuck in traffic on a wintry Canberra evening in 2013 that local entrepreneur and ANU alumna Michelle Melbourne first had the seed of an...
Eliza Shepard stands smiling holding her flute with a black grand piano in the background

Finding magic in the flute »

Eliza Shephard may well have sibling rivalry to thank for her love of the flute. Eliza and her younger sister followed in the footsteps of their...
Nawaaz Khalfan stands smiling on the lawns of the ANU campus

Accentuating the positives of change »

In the 120 years since its establishment, the Commercial Representatives' and Agents' Association of Australia ('Association') has seen a lot of...
Boon Lee stands smiling in a lab full of machines in the background

High hopes for low-energy ionizing radiation emission model »

Understanding the precise emission rates of low-energy ionizing radiation is essential to the effectiveness of targeted cancer therapy, and...
The late Dr Rob Lessile stands smiling and leaning on a large Australian gum tree

An enduring vision for a sustainable natural landscape »

Dr Rob Lesslie always had his eye on the big picture. As one of the country's leading geographers and natural scientists, Rob was passionate about...
Kristen stands smiling in a lecture theatre.

Honouring a father, husband and researcher »

Making time for students was always a priority for clinical psychologist and academic Associate Professor Steven Klimidis. "His students loved him...
Errol Gracias is pictured smiling on the lawns of the ANU School of Law

Changing lives and life direction »

Errol Gracias, the inaugural recipient of the Bill Packard Scholarship, has first-hand experience of the impact of giving. "Like most people, I've...
Professor John Love pictured smiling in front of yellow wattle bush at ANU campus on a beautiful warm day

Love seeks to unlock student potential »

While the best and the brightest are often targeted in scholarship schemes, Emeritus Professor John Love has taken a slightly different tack in his...
Picture of Dr Howard Bradbury

ANU research helps prevent crippling disease in Africa »

It was when I first saw the poverty and deprivation of poor people in India in 1974 that I decided to include food chemistry as part of my research...

Strong finish to 2015 Phone Appeal »

The University's second annual Phone Appeal finished on a strong note on Saturday 17 October, with nine percent of campaign total being raised on the...
The ANU Fund

Explaining The ANU Fund »

Our students widely report that one of the best things about studying at ANU is the on-campus experience. Our strong focus on residential living has...
2014 ANU Phone Appeal snapshot

A BIG thank you »

The inaugural ANU Phone Appeal officially ended on Saturday 13 December 2014. In one day, a dedicated group of student callers raised $7,790 in...
Thank you from ANU

Thank you for your support »

Philanthropy is all about people. People giving to causes to improve the wellbeing of our community and each of the lives that contribute to it....
Professor Love

A $1.05M gift creates the Love Scholarships »

After a long career teaching and researching at ANU, Emeritus Professor John Love believes it is now time to give some more. Professor Love is...
Brad Carron-Arthur

Affirming mental health research »

On New Year's Day 2012, ANU Alumnus Brad Carron-Arthur began a life-changing odyssey. Armed with only an eight kilo backpack, determination and a...

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