Fund raising is underway to ensure that this level of funding ($2,500) can be maintained in perpetuity. Any donations will be most welcome.


Progress So Far

 $22,500 has been generously donated by RMIT University. A special thanks to Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, and to Professor Peter Coloe, Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Health, and Vice-President.

$25,000 has been donated by the immediate family.

$ 5,700 was raised at a Trivia Night, which was generously sponsored by the Physics Department. Many thanks to the major organizer Arwen Pagon, to Salvy Russo, the MC for the night, and to Physics for supplying the fantastic meal and the venue.

To date, a further $4,200 has been generously donated by friends and colleagues.

A further $12,500 was donated by Steve Eichblatt in 2015. He is an American, who completed his undergraduate degree at RMIT and who recognises the tremendous role RMIT played in his developement as a Physics researcher. In particular he credited Ian with inspiriring his love of Physics and continuing on to pursue a Physics research career. 

Steve has since donated $US10,000 in 2016 and 2017. We recognise this substantial contribution to the fund. His generosity ensures that the prize can continue at a significant level in perpertuity.

The Inaugural prize of $2,500 was provided by the Applied Science School. This has been a tremendous help in allowing the Trust fund to accure interest before it is drawn upon in 2015.



 Donations are made to The Ian Snook Physics Prize through the RMIT Foundation.

100% of all donations go to the Ian Snook Physics Prize and there are no initial or ongoing administrative costs. To find out how to support the Prize please visit: 


Any donations are fully tax deductible in Australia and tax receipts will be issued. 


Any other queries please contact Marie Snook

0438 944784

+61 398762359