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Some of the finest minds in the world are leading important research into areas as diverse as biomedicine, the environment, neuroscience, culture and the arts. Your generosity helps ensure this vital work continues.

Research and Discovery

Answering the questions that matter through research

Legacy to change
We have a responsibility to engage society through becoming a leading hub of thinking, conversation and creativity; developing collaborative relationships that will disrupt the status quo, finding creative solutions to challenging problems and enabling Australia to lead with authority on issues of global significance.

Help find creative solutions to intractable global challenges.


Using music to heal minds

Music Therapy
Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide and there is currently no cure. A research team at the University of Melbourne has successfully trialled a music therapy program that can impact how people living with dementia are cared for at home. Read more about the appeal here.
Help bring the power of music into the hands of family carers.


COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

Research fund COVID

The COVID-19 Research Response Fund will give experts across many fields the best opportunity to translate their work into immediate impact. All funds donated to the COVID-19 Research Response Fund will go directly to these areas of need and will be spent immediately. Read more about the appeal here.


Endowed Chair (Professorship)

Chairs are exceptionally valuable to the University, as they provide significant leverage to recruit and retain the world's finest academic staff. Those staff then direct teaching and research programs at the University. Creating an endowed Chair means you can make a significant difference to the particular area of research that you are passionate about.

Tatoulis Chair in Classics

Tatoulis chair in classics

Changing the face of Classics in higher education.

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Francine V. McNiff Chair in Criminology

Francine V. McNiff Chair in Criminology

Chair in Criminology established from a major gift.

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