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  • New app helps parents identify the early warning signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dr Zhichao Wu is one of nine Menzies Scholars to receive NHMRC funding this year



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A passion for water

12 July 2016

Coff Brittany with colleagues in Zambia croppedGrowing up in South Australia at a time of water scarcity signalled the beginning of a passion for water resource management for 2012 Menzies Engineering Scholar Brittany Coff.

A better thinker and a better lawyer than when I arrived

6 July 2016

Eleanor Mitchell In 2013 Eleanor Mitchell moved from Adelaide to Oxford with the support of a Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University. Three years later with BCL, MPhil and an internship with the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva under her belt, Eleanor is now a trainee barrister at Matrix Chambers in London.

Menzies – Triumph or Tragedy?

5 July 16

Sir Robert Menzies in 1939Students across Australia will again be given the opportunity to delve into the legacy of Sir Robert Menzies as part of the National History Challenge, which this year has the theme of Triumph or Tragedy.

Menzies Engineering Scholarship – applications now open

7 June 2016

engineering scholarship opensApplications for the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering are now open.

We are looking for applicants who not only demonstrate academic excellence, but who are future leaders. Our alumni are constantly seeking knowledge and developing their skills for the benefit of others.

Leadership takes many forms - video released

26 May 2016

Premala Thiagarajan, 2004 Menzies Scholar in LawWhat do Australia’s highest profile neurologist researching treatment and prevention options for MND, researchers exploring safeguards to gambling addiction and improving treatment for glaucoma, a public lawyer who uses her legal skills to improve the relationships between people, and an architect who takes her design skills to disaster zones have in common?

The Menzies Foundation

As a catalyst for achievement, the Menzies Foundation's vision is to identify and promote the next generation of Australian leaders, invest in world class health research and advance initiatives of national importance.

Established in memory of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, the Foundation is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation.