INSPIRED stories

The Balnaves Foundation helps kick start medical research

Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and philanthropic organisation, The Balnaves Foundation, are giving next-generation medical leaders a ‘kick start’ through a new program aimed at boosting the competitive grant funding success of early career researchers.

Ancient Greek, modern scholars

While Ancient Greek may “never be as popular as Psychology 101”, Professor Bill Ritchie’s generous bequest will advance the study of languages, literature, philosophy and civilisation.

Built to last

From studying architecture at the University to preserving important Sydney sites, Graham Brooks is creating a travelling scholarship for heritage conservation through his will.

In the name of science

A bequest left to the University for scientific research in 1940 is still supporting vital scholarship by local and international postgraduates in biology and physics.

Boost for bowel cancer research

Researching a cure for Australia’s second biggest cancer killer is to receive a major boost with $8.9 million to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.