Highest Priorities

Giving to one of the University's highest priorities is a meaningful way to support students and researchers.

Support student scholarships

Created to support high-performing students who are facing financial hardship, these scholarships are one of the most influential ways you can support our students.

"I am convinced that I wouldn’t have had the successes I have experienced while studying at the University of Adelaide without the help of the scholarship." – Georgie, 2020 Augustus Short Scholarship recipient.

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Talara, Yaitya Tipanthi Scholarship recipient

Indigenous Support Fund

This fund promotes positive education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and is aimed at improving access to tertiary study and facilitating better higher education outcomes. The inaugural recipient of the scholarship is Talara, a Bachelor of Journalism student. 

“I am so grateful for this scholarship which will be a great support to me in my studies and help me to fulfil my dream.” Talara  

Give now Indigenous Support Fund

Sustainable green energy

Research that shapes the future

The University of Adelaide focuses its research investment into areas where it can make a real difference for our communities and society. 

Three key priorities our researchers are currently focused on include creating sustainable green energy; technology that will personalise treatments and help prevent recurrent heart attacks; and harnessing machine learning for endometriosis diagnosis.

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Support students in crisis

Unexpected events that cause significant financial difficulty, such as personal hardship (e.g. illness or injury), a major life event (e.g. death of a loved one or loss of employment), or unprecedented emergency disaster (e.g. bushfires, droughts and global pandemics) are experienced by many of our students. 

Your gift to the Student Emergency Fund will provide an immediate financial safety net for our students when they need it most. 

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Fund critical library resources

The Barr Smith Library is more than just a place to study – for almost 130 years it has been a place where students and researchers alike have found support and space for quiet reflection, while still being at the very heart of our North Terrace Campus. When you give to the Barr Smith Library appeal, you are preserving those experiences for generations of students to come.

This year, your support for the Barr Smith Library appeal will contribute directly to the Adopt-a-Book program to support conservation, the purchase of potential new acquisitions and the digitisation of our most fragile items.

Give now Barr Smith Library Appeal