For Bionics Institute supporters Peter Griffin AM and Terry Swann, the decision to set up a scholarship fund to support a PhD student over four years was very straightforward.
“We see our role as assisting research institutes to fund bright, young people to advance knowledge into a range of problems still facing society today,” Peter explains.
Peter and Terry were particularly keen to fund a student at the Bionics Institute because it is known for fast translation of research into the clinic to improve the lives of people living with challenging health conditions.
Peter says: “The Bionics Institute is unique because their researchers are experts in the use of bioengineering to find solutions to health issues. I look forward to seeing the results of research into fighting memory loss in Alzheimer’s undertaken by our Griffin Swann PhD Scholarship recipient.”
Thank you to our kind and compassionate supporters who, like Peter and Terry, were moved to donate to our appeal in June to support PhD student scholarships. Your generous gifts will help high achieving students undertake PhD research into conditions such as hearing loss, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain which, without your support, would not be possible.