Trusts and Foundations

The support of charitable trusts and foundations greatly assists Burnet's capacity to pursue innovative research.

Trusts and Foundations

“Without the generosity of and partnership with Trusts and Foundations, we wouldn’t have the cutting-edge technology needed for our scientists to progress their research."

“This enables us to be more efficient and effective in achieving our mission of improving the health of the vulnerable communities we work with.” – Dr David Harrison, Laboratory Manager.

Tackling some of the biggest global health issues through medical research requires financial support. Philanthropic support provided by likeminded funders assists Burnet’s capacity to pursue innovative research and public health programs.

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We are continuously seeking to partner with Trusts and Foundations in the following areas:

Research Programs and Public Health Initiatives

Working across four major health programs: Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, you can partner with us to help develop and implement solutions to many of the health issues affecting vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally.

Specialist Salaries

Our work requires an incredible breadth of expertise from life sciences and public health, to international health professionals. You can partner with us and provide much needed support of these key specialists.

Travel Grants

Assist researchers in their field of endeavour, through providing travel and conference grants to attend globally significant conferences. Funding such as this helps early career researchers establish their careers, share their research and build vital collaborative networks.

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Support the maintenance, replacement, or purchase of new equipment for our laboratories and public health teams. There are many instruments that are essential in our laboratories or provide new cutting-edge technology that we need to conduct our research.

Contact us

If you operate, represent or manage a philanthropic Trust or Foundation, and would like to learn more about Burnet Institute and our work, please contact Julie Wood, Manager – Trusts and Corporate Partnerships.

Our sincere thanks go to all funders past and present. We could not do what we do without your partnership and commitment to our work.

We would also like to thank funders who have supported Burnet Institute in the past 12 months, including those that wish to remain anonymous, and those that also provide sustained, multi-year funding.

Burnet Institute is generously supported by:

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Every gift makes a difference to the lives of vulnerable communities where we work

Contact Details

Soula (Ganiatsas) Drummond

Manager, Trusts and Foundations