Centre for world-class Scholarships and Fellowships

About the Foundation

The Forrest Research Foundation was established in 2014 following a generous donation of $65 million to drive research and innovation capacity in Western Australia.

About the foundation

Meet the Forrest Scholars

Dulce Vargas Landin

"My Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship gives me, as a student, stability that allows me to focus just on my research."

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Timothy Hammer

"Western Australia in one of the most botanically interesting areas in the world."

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Sophie Monnier

"Forrest Scholarship helps me travel and attend international conferences to present and share my research with fellow geophysicists."

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Trung Viet Nguyen

"This is a unique opportunity to train in one of the world’s laboratories at UWA."

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Marisa Duong

"I will be engaged in various research opportunities."

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News and Events

Meet our Governors

Dr Michael Chaney AO

"The Forrest Research Foundation is an organisation that celebrates innovation, creativity and research...Forrest Scholars will have much to contribute to the world."

Meet the Governors

Forrest Hall

Part of the donation made by Andrew and Nicola Forrest is dedicated to the building of Forrest Hall, where Forrest Scholars and Fellows will reside from 2018.

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Meet the Selection Committee

Grant Donaldson SC

"Forrest scholars will make a real difference to the world through their exceptional ability, resourcefulness and originality incubated by world class innovation and research in Western Australia."

Meet the Committee


The Forrest Scholarships program is made possible through partnership between the Minderoo Foundation and Western Australian universities.

If your organisation is interested in partnering with us, please send us an enquiry.