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Support our research and participate in science programs

You can help progress our research

You don't have to be a scientist to get involved with QBI. We offer a range of opportunities for everyday people to connect and progress our research and discoveries.

The foundation for all of our work is the funding that we receive through a range of sources, including philanthropic donations from our generous supporters. There are a range of ways to give to QBI: directly, through planned giving, or holding fundraising events that entertain or challenge supporters as they dig deep to help us better understand the brain. 

We also offer opportunities for students to learn directly from our inspiring researchers through lab placements, and for community members to tour our facilities and attend events with the aim of increasing public knowledge about neuroscience. Finally, you can give one of the greatest gifts of all by volunteering for a clinical trial to directly advance treatments and diagnostics for brain diseases and disorders.

What your donations fund

Through your support you are helping QBI solve the major neurological health challenges facing our community today

World leading research

Brightest scientific minds

Solutions to global health challenges

Discovery Research

Tackling major health problems challenging the modern world


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QBI’s Discovery Research Endowment Fund supports scientists exploring the unknown which will guide new research endeavours into finding cures for diseases or lifestyle improving applications.

The fund addresses unmet needs – supporting young researchers; backing early stage, high risk, high-reward projects; and providing seed funding to secure government support for larger initiatives.

This research can have an enormous impact on solving major health issues facing society today, including dementia, MND, depression, anxiety, stroke and more.

Community & school programs


Australian Brain Bee

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. 

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Volunteer for a research study

QBI offers the public the opportunity to become involved in our research
through volunteering in a range of our human studies.

Your help may be vital to solving some of humanity's greatest ailments
and answering some of the biggest questions we face.

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What we can do with your support


QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trek 2020

11 March 2021 8:00am15 March 2021 5:00pm
The QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trek is an unforgettable adventure through one of the most stunning locations outside mainland Australia – Kangaroo Island.

Discovery Research Endowment Fund Launch Dinner

1 June 2021 6:30pm
Join us to launch the QBI Discovery Research Endowment Fund.

Research in action


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