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We gratefully acknowledge and thank the benefactors partnering with us to advance research and scholarship of the highest level.

We invite you to be one of our valued philanthropic supporters and be part of the next generation of donors who view research as an investment in the future.

To discuss opportunities to support research, scholarships for students, or early career researchers, please contact Science Advancement – Penny Fairbank, Senior Development Manager: fairbank@unimelb.edu.au or call +61 (0)3 8344 3792.

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Masson Fund

Sir David Orme MassonThe Masson Fund supports research, teaching and engagement activities relating to chemical sciences in the University of Melbourne.

The fund welcomes donations and bequests to fund activities such as:

  • Scholarships to foster opportunities for outstanding students and postdoctoral fellows in chemistry
  • Establishment, support and endowment of positions and teaching and research initiatives to attract outstanding scholars
  • Support for academic staff, particularly women, to establish and sustain vital research programs
  • Purchase of equipment and facilities to establish and sustain outstanding research facilities and laboratories.

Donate to the Masson Fund

Established in July 2018, the fund is named in honour of Sir David Orme Masson (1858–1937), Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne from 1886 to 1923. A teacher and researcher, he contributed greatly to Australian scientific and public life. Masson was instrumental in the establishment and governance of many important bodies, including the organisation that later become the CSIRO. He is commemorated by the Masson Theatre and Masson Road at the university of Melbourne, in addition to a mountain range and island in Antarctica.