MUARC Foundation

Support our Research

The MUARC Foundation was established in December 1997 to support, encourage and promote the work of the Centre generally, and provide funds for research by the Centre aimed at preventing accidents and reducing injuries on the road, in the home and at work. Its objectives are to initiate or support special research activities, fund visiting research fellowships and support the valuable research at the Centre in partnership with others to reduce injuries. A range of prestigious Graduate Research scholarships has also been established through the Foundation for PhD students to study at MUARC in any of the principal research areas of the Centre. The Foundation relies upon and acknowledges the funding for research provided by the private and public sectors, as well as from individuals and trusts.

Why support the Monash University Accident Research Foundation?

It is an investment in the Australian community.

Each year, significant numbers of Australians are killed or admitted to hospital as a result of injuries received on the road, at home, at work, at school, in sport, recreation or various other activities. The annual cost to the community is estimated to be close to $30 billion, not to mention the immeasurable personal cost when someone we love is killed or injured.

Yet many of these injuries are preventable. By applying a scientific approach to the development of practical prevention programs, we can make a difference.

Victorian Road Safety is just one example of research at work. In 1989, there were 776 people killed on Victorian roads. Today, through Government action based on MUARC research, Victorian roads are amongst the safest in the world, with fewer than 250 deaths per year.

This is just one example of MUARC's significant contribution to the reduction of deaths and injuries, through the application of its research findings. But people are still being killed and injured across our communities so we must remain vigilant with our research and public education.

The Monash University Accident Research Foundation was established to support the valuable research at the Centre in partnership with others to reduce injuries. The Foundation relies upon and acknowledges the funding for research provided by the private and public sectors, as well as from individuals and trusts.  The Foundation funds are managed through the Monash University Corporate Finance’s Treasury Department in an investment common fund in accordance with the Monash University Act 1958.

With your help we can prevent injury and save lives

Current MUARC research projects cover a diverse range of human activity and are of significant value to the community in terms of cost savings and quality of life. Further research can only proceed with external support. To this end, the Monash University Accident Research Foundation has established a range of donation categories for private and public sector donors as well as individuals with resources available for public benefits and beneficiaries of trusts.

For example: donations over $60,000 p.a. will fund a major research project(*) with naming rights, participation in the public launch and all other events, including acknowledgement in project reports and other publications.

Donations of $10,000 or more will contribute to smaller research projects or courses and will be acknowledged in all publications and any associated public events. Framed Certificates of recognition will be presented in each instance.

Donations exceeding $2 to the Monash University Accident Research Foundation are tax deductible and will be used exclusively to support injury prevention research. They will also be acknowledged in the list of donors, published in the Foundation's Annual Report.