Support IDS

Help us transform your world

IDS improves people’s lives through our cutting edge research, teaching and communication. We contribute to transformations that reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainabilty and build inclusive, secure societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice. The knowledge we generate and our alumni play a significant role in making the world a better place.

We are a registered charity with no guaranteed core funding, so philanthropic support is essential for us to continue our pioneering and influential work.

You can help by donating to our General Fund which supports our research activities, or our Scholarship Fund.

Donating to scholarships

Supporting today’s scholars is an investment in tomorrow’s leaders who will be uniquely equipped to bring about positive social change.

For some of our most gifted applicants, the course fees, and associated costs of travelling to IDS and living in the UK, is prohibitive. The loss of such talent, of the opportunity to educate and collaborate with those who can make a difference in some of the most challenging corners of the globe, is a loss to us all and to our collective future.

By making a gift to the Scholarship Fund you’ll help someone with great potential to realise their dreams and to contribute to building a better world.