Official news, updates and media releases on the Menzies Foundation activity are available here.
27 January 2016
1991 Menzies Scholar to Harvard, feminist, citizenship expert and chair of the Menzies Scholarship to Harvard Committee, Professor Kim Rubenstein, is stepping down as Director of the ANU Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) after 10 years.
18 January 2015
With a look into our legal system from colonial times through to the 21st century, Dr Benjamin Spagnolo has published his first book, examining the phenomenon of the continuity of legal systems with a particular focus on Australian law and history.
14 January 2016
A man whose early career is already making a difference for those with age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, 2013 Menzies Allied Health Research Scholar, Dr Zhichao Wu, heads off to the United States this week for the next stage of his research.
7 January 2016
7 January 2016
Bioptic telescopes, or spectacles which have a small device attached to greatly magnify long-distance vision, are a key tool in helping people with central vision impairment to drive. Unfortunately for some of the 180,000 Australians suffering from low vision, they’re not included in the standard guidelines for conditional driving licences in Australia. This can often impact the ability of somebody with low vision to maintain independence in activities of daily living, such as commuting to work.
2 December 2015
The Menzies Foundation annual awards presentation was hosted in Canberra last week for the first time in the organisation’s 36-year history, with scholars awarded their medallions by the Governor General at Government House.
23 November 2015
Sydney lawyer, Joel Gilbourd, who is currently on an overseas volunteer placement, will be the first Menzies Scholar to study at Georgetown University in Washington, which he chose for its alignment with his desire to work with the World Bank and eventually in aid policy.
16 November 2015
It’s been an outstanding result for Menzies scholars and researchers, with the announcement of the latest Early Career Fellowships and the outcomes for the 2015 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grant Round.
Nine Menzies Scholars were awarded different categories of NHMRC grant, with the largest grant of $1.44 million going towards Professor Robyn O’Hehir’s research continuing the quest to find a peanut allergy cure.
10 November 2015
The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced the recipients of the NHMRC early career research grants for 2016 and Dr Whitton has been successful in securing funding as the CJ Martin Overseas Biomedical Fellow.
10 November 2015
Menzies Foundation Board Chair, Brian Doyle AM congratulated Dr Stocker on the honour saying it was great recognition of Dr Stocker’s contribution to pharmaceutical and medical research and Australian science in general over many years.
30 October 2015
Brand new Menzies Engineering Scholar, Liz Killen, who will be studying a Master of Science Communication at the Imperial College, London in 2016, was invited to the annual Menzies Scholars’ Dinner at the House of Lords in London. Liz gave us her report on the annual gathering, which allows UK-based Menzies scholars to meet and share their experiences.
23 October 2015
Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister had a great love of cricket. In fact he was so passionate about the game, he created his own. Sir Robert Menzies would be delighted to know that his name is still associated with a popular annual cricket event based on the inaugural Prime Minister’s XI played against the West Indies in 1951.