The UNE Foundation
works throughout the community to raise funds for scholarships, research, teaching and learning at the University of New England. The Foundation is the primary fund into which donations are receipted and gifts are managed in accordance with donor wishes. The funds are invested to ensure they are managed for the best interest and return for the University, beneficiaries and donor satisfaction. The UNE Council and Executive fully support the UNE Foundation, with the Vice-Chancellor as an ex-officio
member of the Board of Directors.
The de-regulation of student fees in 2012 creates further reliance on philanthropic funding to support UNE activities. Contributions are received from individuals, corporations and public entities to assist the University to fund scholarships, research and the priorities set by the Vice-Chancellor in collaboration with the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Some types of scholarships at the UNE include:
- Full payment of residential college accommodation fees
- Equity based scholarships for students in financial need
- UNE Country Scholarships for school leavers in rural and regional Australia
- Indigenous scholarships
- Specific course based scholarships
- Mature aged students
Funds directed for research at the university support items such as:
- Early career researchers
- Post-graduate research
- Bursaries for travel
- Supplementary stipends
- Laboratory facilities
UNE Priorities are items or projects identified by the Vice-Chancellor for which funding is not available through traditional sources and the University believes the project will be of greatest benefit. Such things, for example, may be to facilitate collaborative research or teaching projects, facilities, college support and, of course, students.
To discuss any of the above areas or your specific donation, please contact the Office of Advancement
Ph: 02 6773 2870