Ways of supporting the University
You can invest in the future of the University of Newcastle through giving donations.Here are eight ways that you can contribute:
- 1. Scholarships and prizes
- 2. Research
- 3. Bequests - leave a legacy
- 4. Professorial positions
- 5. Endowment fund
- 6. In-kind donations
- 7. Staff voluntary salary deductions
- 8. Industry Linked Scholarships
Scholarships and prizes recognise excellence in academic, artistic or athletic fields. Through scholarships we can provide the extra financial support that attracts exceptional students to our University. Scholarships also benefit students in disadvantaged situations, such as financial hardship, who otherwise might not have had the opportunity for University study. Help us to help our future students achieve by donating a scholarship.
There are a variety of existing scholarships and prizes that you can support.
Or why not consider establishing a scholarship or prize? It could be:
- in your area of particular interest
- in memory of a close relation or mentor
- to support a cause or encourage greater focus on a particular area of study
As a donor to a scholarship or prize, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the selection process of recipients, will have naming rights, and you will be informed about the student's progress throughout the course of the scholarship. Giving to scholarships and prizes help you build a connection with the leaders of tomorrow and are a rewarding way to support talent.
For more information about establising a scholarship or prize click here.
Contact the University of Newcastle Foundation here
We're proud of our strong record in research. The University of Newcastle is consistently ranked in the top 10 Australian universities for research output, with particular strengths in health and engineering. By donating to research, you can contribute to current work or help initiate research in an area that is important to you. Your donation may support research that could save a life, contribute to scientific or technical breakthroughs, or profoundly change the world in which we live.
You can also make an unspecified donation for research purpose, which will go towards priority research conducted in the University.
We have been fortunate in the generosity shown by our donors, who have left a gift in their Will to the University. Bequests have helped us to support major research at the University as well as providing scholars with an opportunity for highly specialised study.
Your bequest could be:
- A financial contribution of any amount
- A gift-in-kind (a non-monetary donation such as art, books, collections, equipment etc)
- A proportion of your estate or the residue of it after other distributions have been made
By making a gift to the University in your Will, you can continue to support the important work of research and education well into the future. There are many possibilities; please contact us for more information about how you can help.
For further information about bequests click here.
Download our bequest brochure (PDF, 340KB).
Professorial positions have long been recognised as both a hallmark of academic quality and a way for the University to honour it's most esteemed scholars and teachers. Professorships are reserved for scholars of national, or even international, stature, with highly distinguished records of teaching, research and publication. They constitute a time-honoured way to recruit or retain scholars with exceptional records of achievements.
By providing funds to endow a professorship, you can make a prominent and permanent investment in an institution. You can designate your gift for a professorial position in a particular area of study, provided this area is a priority. A professorial position established may be named in your honour, or someone's name you wish to honour. Or it can be named after a business or organisation.
Examples of Professorial positions include the Ampcontrol Chair in Power Engineering and the Suters Chair in Urban Design.
In a world of continual change and development, we need to respond proactively and creatively. By donating an endowment fund, you are supporting the future of our University. These donations may go toward funding research important to the University, or may be put aside and invested for the future. Invested funds can also provide scholarships for disadvantaged students.
For information on How to donate.
Donations don't need to be financial to make a difference. A gift-in-kind is a non-monetary gift usually in the form of a cultural gift such as books, art works and equipment. Support the cultural life of the University by donating a gift-in-kind.
For information on How to donate.
As a member of staff you can support existing University of Newcastle Foundation projects or particular projects that are important to you, or your area of work, such as scholarships or research. We've set up the Staff Voluntary Salary Deduction Scheme which allows you to arrange automatic payroll deductions to the University of Newcastle Foundation for the purpose of your choice. These donations are tax deductible, provided there is no tangible benefit to the donor. We will ensure that donations reach your specified area of interest.
The University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS) is a highly regarded industry supported scholarship program that combines excellence in education and meaningful workplace experience.
Since 1998 the UNISS program has coordinated industry based scholarships that foster a positive working relationship between industry, the University of Newcastle and its students.
Over 260 students have accepted a UNISS scholarship and a number of scholars have gone on to make significant contributions to their profession.
For more information visit the UNISS website here.