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 have also been used to build Forrest Hall, a creative living space for rising research stars rivalling the best residential colleges in the world. Forrest Hall was officially opened in May, 2018.
Meet the Scholars
To date, 22 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships have been awarded to students from Argentina, Mexico, France, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Denmark, Japan, Venezuela, Australia, Bangladesh, Italy, Mauritius, Germany and the United States. They are working in fields including oceanography, plant biology, epigenetics, and muscular dystrophy.