UQef provides opportunities for major benefactors ($100,000+) to support academic programmes which they feel need stronger emphasis or more rapid development. These opportunities include academic scholarships, named Chairs and research programmes.

CYSAR

Centre for Youth Substance and Alcohol Abuse

Graeme Wood has pledged 4 million dollars worth of Wotif.com shares to support and create a chair in Adolescent Psychology, to focus on research into problems associated with adolescent drug and alcohol addiction.

Young Achievers Program

Scholarship Program

Andrew Brice has committed 3 million Wotif.com shares for a scholarship programme which will be open to students in all disciplines. The Young Achievers Program aims to provide financial support to students who demonstrate that their studies will have benefits for them professionally and for the Australian community.

LEAD Scholarship

Leadership, Excellence and Diversity

This new award will be known as the Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship. It was initiated from a donation designed to make the University’s prestigious, high cut-off degrees more accessible to young people who have experienced some form of educational disadvantage.  November 2016 saw the first round of applicants.