Australian Rotary Health

Adopt A Scientist


What does it mean?

Adopting a Scientist is more than a ‘donation’. It is playing an active part in important scientific research that makes a contribution to advancing our understanding of how the world works and how our minds work within it.

Support for ‘Adopt a Scientist’ will also contribute to promoting careers in Science for young Australians.

All contributions are tax deductible. For your convenience we will send you one receipt at the end of the financial year, for the total amount of your tax deductible contributions.

100% of every dollar pledged goes directly to funding research grants.



Suicide & Self Injury

Substance Abuse


Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder



Youth Mental Health

Eating & Body
Image Disorder



Learn more about...

Almost 50% of Australians will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime.

This includes depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and more. 

The annual cost of mental illness in Australia has been estimated at $20 billion, which includes the cost of lost productivity and labour force participation. Mental Illness is the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity.

Since 2000, Australian Rotary Health has directed the bulk of its funding towards mental health research. Our main priority is now the Mental Health of Young Australians aged 0-25 years.  Learn more.