Funding and in-kind support for the initial interviews
Special Project sponsors
100 years of Australian science (20 interviews) - National Council for the Centenary of Federation
Older women in science (seven interviews) - Australian Government for the 1999 International Year of Older Persons
Older women in science (additional five interviews) - The Mazda Foundation
Early career researchers (20 interviews) - Australian Research Council
The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world's leading centres for discovery and learning and Australia’s most influential university. Distinguished by its unrivalled research-intensity and exceptional academic environment, ANU investigates and teaches on issues and themes of long-term national and international significance across all fields of human knowledge.
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute is a pre-eminent medical research facility. The Institute’s work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services help people prepare for the realities of the Australian natural environment with research, observations, forecasts and warnings. Its services span the Australian region from Antarctica to the equator, from ocean to ionosphere, from high seas to international airspace. Its climate records span centuries.
Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
(Australian National University)
The Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University is a world-leader in researching complex environmental problems and brings together economists, hydrologists, historians, ecologists, anthropologists and soil scientists.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
(Australian National University)
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University has a world-wide reputation of excellence in teaching and research. The College brings together the fields of engineering and computing science through research on information and communications technologies, robotics and energy systems.
CSIRO Livestock Industries is supporting Australia's livestock and allied industries to become stronger global competitors in the 21st century.
Our innovation in new materials occurs at the intersection of biology, chemistry, and physics. Our research is making an impact for Australians in manufacturing, health, automotive and aerospace, defence and resource exploration. Learn more about CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering our science, our people and how we are making a difference at www.csiro.au/org/CMSE.html
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Among its research divisions is CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences which provides expertise in statistical, mathematical and computational science to enable research-based solutions and services that benefit the economy, society and the environment.
CSIRO Plant Industry seeks to benefit Australia's agri-business industries through research that improves international competitiveness and sustains the resource base.
The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation, with independently published world rankings consistently placing it as a leader in higher education in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and around the globe. Its national and international performance confirms its position, across a broad range of disciplines, as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university.
Located in one of the most exciting and highly concentrated precincts of biomedical research in Australia, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is a leader in teaching and research. We enjoy enduring partnerships with Australia’s leading research institutes, major hospitals, and are an integral partner in a number of Victoria’s leading biomedical projects.
One of the oldest science faculties in Australia, the Faculty of Science celebrated its centenary in 2003. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate training programs and community services, based on a solid foundation of research in the pure and applied sciences. Over 6500 students are enrolled in the faculty, which also has active involvement in
13 competitively funded research centres.
The Howard Florey Institute is Australia's largest brain research institute, undertaking basic and clinical research aimed at developing new medical practices and treatments to combat brain disorders.
Professor Derek Denton (in progress)
La Trobe University is one of Australia’s leading universities with an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation. The University was established in 1967 with 552 students and was the third University to open in Victoria. Today there are over 29,000 students including more than 6,000 international students from over 90 countries. The main campus at Bundoora in Melbourne with more than 20,000 students is renowned for its physical beauty with large open spaces and on-campus Wildlife Sanctuary. The University also has a strong regional presence with campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, and Shepparton as well as a multi-purpose function centre on 11 acres of heritage-listed gardens in Beechworth.
Monash University seeks to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity. It does so through research and education and a commitment to social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute is the largest and most prestigious child health research organisation in Australia.
Our team of 1,200 passionate researchers is driven by the excitement of discovery and the ambition to conduct innovative, world class research to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of children.
We are currently focussed on conditions such as diabetes, allergies, asthma, premature birth and mental health problems which are on the rise in our children, and conditions such as cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved.
NMI is the Australian government organisation responsible for the reference systems or standards by which measurements in Australia can be guaranteed to be of appropriate accuracy. NMI develops and delivers such standards for physical, chemical and biological measurement and provides the legal framework that enables the regulation of measuring instruments used for trade within Australia. It also provides a wide range of associated measurement services.
Prince Henry's Institute is Australia's leading centre for hormones and reproductive medicine research and is based in Melbourne. Our vision is to improve quality of life through the investigation of hormones in the fields of reproductive health, cancer, obesity, bone health and cardiovascular disease.
Queensland Brain Institute
(The University of Queensland, Australia)
Since its inception in 2003, the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) has become one of The University of Queensland’s flagship research facilities. Researchers at QBI work to understand behaviour and its neural basis, and to discover the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the ability of the adult brain to generate new nerve cells and form functional connections.
The Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) is one of the top ten university-based geoscience programs in the world and a research leader in the physics, chemistry, material properties and environmental conditions of the Earth.
The University of Adelaide is a member of the Group of 8, Australia’s leading, research-intensive universities. It has major strengths in: Agriculture, Environment, Social Innovation, Mineral & Energy Resources, Health & Biomedicine, and Advanced Sensing & Computation. The University aims to produce quality and relevant research that contributes to Australia’s social, economic, cultural and environmental wellbeing.
The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities.
The University of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognised research developments in the fields of quantum computing, photovoltaics, HIV/Aids research, interactive cinema and polymer chemistry.
The University of Queensland was founded in 1910 as the first university in Queensland and the fifth in Australia. It is now known internationally as a leader among Australia's 39 universities. The University ranks in the nation's top two or three institutions by most performance measures. It is a founding member of the Group of Eight - a national coalition of leading research intensive universities.
The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research excellence. Top-level academics and students come here from around the world to research and study across the broadest range of disciplines in Australia, from the most theoretical to the most applied. Its award-winning researchers are leaders in addressing issues that impact everyone in areas such as public health and environmental sustainability.
The University of Western Australia is a leading Australian research university and has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and enterprise. A member of the Group of Eight research-intensive universities, it is a leading intellectual and creative resource for the communities it serves.
The University of Wollongong looks to future as a dynamic and outward-looking institution with a growing reputation for providing quality education and research.
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust's breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests.