Why is your donation so important?
QBI researchers are dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the many neurodegenerative diseases and mental health disorders which currently account for a staggering 45 per cent of the burden of disease in Australia.
Support QBI today and help researchers to understand the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain function.
Fundamental research provides essential information that science needs to unravel the burgeoning incidence of neurological disease in our community. Research is essential to better understand and treat conditions such as dementia, stroke, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis and neurotrauma, including spinal cord injury.
Your support can help us unlock the secrets of brain repair and make a world of difference to future patients of these devastating diseases. Current fundraising initiatives include fundamental research (all laboratories within QBI) and specific research in:
- Brain Tumour
- Depression and Anxiety
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurotrauma (Spinal Cord Injury)
How can you support vital brain research at QBI?
- Read our research newsletter: Neuroscience News
- Read our newsletter: Friends of QBI
- Donate to QBI
- Leave a bequest for brain research
- Speak with QBI's Advancement Manager
Under current legislation, gifts to The University of Queensland – and QBI – are tax deductible.
There are several ways to donate to QBI:
Download a donation form (PDF), fill in your details and post the form (no stamp required) with your cheque or credit card details to:
Queensland Brain Institute (493)
The University of Queensland
Reply Paid 6469
St Lucia Qld 4067
Cheques should be crossed and made payable to The University of Queensland.
Fax the donation form with credit card details to: +61 7 3346 6301
Gifts in memoriam – to gift a donation in memory of a loved one, please contact our Advancement Manager, Katie Francis, on +61 7 3346 6413 for more information about receiving QBI donor envelopes for this thoughtful purpose.
Alternatively, you are also welcome to make a credit card donation by telephoning QBI on +61 7 3346 6413 and providing your details directly to our Advancement Manager.
Planned giving is extremely beneficial to QBI as it provides resources to accelerate current research as well as preserving the future research of QBI’s world-leading neuroscientists. A bequest is a gift detailed in a person's will and may include:
- The residuary of an estate (i.e. what remains after all other gifts and costs have been deducted)
- A percentage of an estate
- A gift of a specific sum of money
- A particular asset such as property, works of art, shares or an insurance policy.
Download our bequest brochure (148 KB pdf) for general information and examples of bequest clauses, or contact us to mail you a brochure.
The far-sighted generosity of Mr Peter Goodenough, Mr Ross Maclean and Ms Lisa Palmer are examples of how personal determination continues to make a lasting contribution to valuable scientific research.
Maclean family establishes QBI fellowship to fight motor neuron disease (MND)
Although Ross Maclean knew there was little chance he would benefit from new research into motor neuron disease, that didn’t stop the Index Group founder from concentrated efforts during his final years to establish a fund to fight this most debilitating disease.
Before he passed away in 2005, Mr Maclean was instrumental in establishing a fellowship to study motor neuron disease at the Queensland Brain Institute.
Mr Maclean’s company, the Index Group – one of Queensland’s top 400 privately owned companies and today headed by his son Jeff Maclean – is committed to continue supporting the Ross Maclean Senior Research Fellowship (further information) for MND Research.
To his enduring credit, Mr Maclean conceived the idea to create a MND Fellowship after meeting with QBI’s inaugural Director, Professor Perry F. Bartlett.
Professor Bartlett is an internationally renowned neuroscientist, who has set about to continue his groundbreaking research into the fundamental mechanisms that underpin brain function.
This unique fellowship is one of the few research positions in Australia dedicated to fundamental research of the underlying neurological factors behind motor neuron disease.
The inaugural Ross Maclean Senior Research Fellow is Dr Robyn Wallace.