The Foundation

The Forrest Research Foundation attracts the most outstanding minds to conduct postgraduate research at one of the five universities in Western Australia.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

The Forrest Research Foundation was established in 2014 following the donation of $65 million over 10 years by Andrew and Nicola Forrest through the Minderoo Foundation. The donation is used to drive world-class research and innovation in Western Australia by awarding Forrest Scholarships to outstanding intellects and upcoming research leaders conducting a PhD in Western Australia.

Education enhances innovation, and both provide the keys to the long term combatting of poverty. In so doing, we won't just help the impoverished, but raise the universal standard of living.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

The donation is also being used to build Forrest Hall, an iconic, state-of-the-art accommodation facility on the banks of the Swan River in Crawley. It will also be used to fund Forrest Fellows in the future.