The Forrest Research Foundation was established in 2014 following a commitment of AU$65 million, over 10 years, by Andrew and Nicola Forrest. The Foundation will assist Western Australia in becoming a world-class centre of research and innovation through attracting the next generation of outstanding intellects to the State, to pursue either doctoral studies or a postdoctoral fellowship.
Funds will also be used to build Forrest Hall, a creative living space for rising research stars rivalling the best residential colleges in the world. Construction started in mid-2016 and is due for completion by semester one, 2018.
Meet the Scholars
To date, ten Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships have been awarded to students from Mexico, France, Singapore, Vietnam, Denmark, Japan, Australia and the United States. They are working in fields including oceanography, plant biology, epigenetics and muscular dystrophy.