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Mike Gore Fund

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Professor Mike Gore AO taught physics at ANU for 25 years prior to establishing Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and the Questacon Science Circus – a program that produced over 500 science communication graduates through a partnership with CPAS. Alongside Professor Chris Bryant, Mike also helped establish CPAS. He was known globally for his infectious passion for science centres, hands-on workshops and science shows. Mike was generous with his time, networks and expertise, helping many emerging science communicators and science centres in Australia and abroad – and this fund will continue that mission. Click here to learn more about his remarkable life and impact.

In honour of Prof Gore, CPAS is providing an opportunity for students from low- and middle-income countries to study an ANU Graduate Certificate of Science Communication – including visiting Australia. The award aims to continue Mike’s impact in knowledge exchange, capacity building and international friendship. CPAS has partnered with philanthropic donors to make this possible. In 2024, this will cover course fees for the graduate certificate and travel costs for a 1-2 week intensive learning experience at CPAS. 

To apply for the scholarship, please click here. Applications are due by 31 October, 2023. 

CPAS is currently seeking philanthropic donors to continue this opportunity for other students in future years.  To donate to the Mike Gore Fund, please contact us or visit this webpage to donate directly. ANU is a registered Australian charity and all gifts and bequests are tax deductable.

Major donors

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