Support us

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is grateful for the philanthropic and other support received from individuals, corporates and the community at large. This support enables us to continue our unique program of research.

Our dedicated team is committed to undertaking research that makes a difference to health and quality of life. We have a strong equity agenda that focuses on children and families, the elderly and disadvantaged communities, and our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life.

With traditional sources of research funding dwindling, we need your help to get important new projects off the ground and to retain and attract top research talent.

Here are some examples of how you could support our research:

  • Fund a PhD scholarship
  • Fund a post-doctoral award
  • Provide a philanthropic gift or gift in kind (such as equipment)
  • Contribute to a specific research project
  • Volunteer relevant skills, such as website development or graphic design
  • Donate to the IPAN at large, or partner with us, ensuring our future
  • Seed funding to explore new project ideas.

We all know that prevention is preferable to cure. If you can give even just a little, you’ll be helping to keep our research going and contributing towards preventing disease and keeping people well.

If you would like to support our research please donate.

If you wish to discuss how you can support our research, please contact us at We’d love to hear from you.

Benefits of supporting IPAN

By supporting IPAN, you'll be associated with a highly respected and credible institute that achieves results.

Partnering with Deakin offers multiple benefits, and we would work with you to develop a personalised plan of recognition and celebration, such as:

  • Paying tribute to your contribution in IPAN and the wider university publications and notifications, reaching over 160,000 individuals and companies. 
  • Naming rights for individuals or companies that support staff positions or scholarships
  • Joint media activities and recognition of your contribution throughout our internal and external media channels
  • Tax deductibility on gifts above $2
  • Invitations to relevant Deakin University events.

Become a research partner

By working with others we can achieve so much more than we can on our own. We are keen to hear from organisations interested in partnering with us to answer important research questions. Starting discussions early is critical. If you have an idea, please contact us.

Both the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) offer funding for research partnerships. IPAN is experienced in preparing and winning partnership funding and would take responsibility for coordinating applications.

Contact us

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)
+61 3 9244 6613
Email IPAN

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Victoria 3125