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Scholarship Campaign

Can you help support the development of talented future leaders? IDS knows that new generations of informed and knowledgeable leaders and champions are needed to respond to the global challenges we face.

Studying at IDS with inspirational peers from around the world helps equip our graduates with the tools to make a difference in their home countries. You can help provide these opportunities:

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“The knowledge and experience gained at IDS helped me foster collaboration to help vulnerable girls and women in Sierra Leone.”

– O’bai Conteh, IDS Graduate Scholar

However, the opportunity to study with IDS is not a reality for many. Our Graduate Scholarships open the door for talented individuals from low or lower-middle-income countries, who are committed to bringing about positive social change. Help make this become a reality:

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Since 2015 supporters like you have helped 22 students to study with us. Our Scholarship Campaign aims to raise the additional funds needed to support another 10 IDS Graduate Scholars.

The campaign has been generously supported by donations from Sir Hans Singer, Dudley Seers, and Sir Richard Jolly, three leaders in international development and who helped shape IDS’ history. Thanks to their support, we are already 60% of the way towards our target – but we need your help to achieve our goal.

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Get involved in other ways

There are a number of ways you can support the campaign:

  • Spread the word on social media
  • Invite someone to attend the next Future Leadership Lecture and fundraiser for the campaign in March 2022
  • Make a donation — small amounts add up and could enable someone to come and study at IDS.

If you are a former student, you know how life-changing studying with us can be.

Every gift to the Scholarship campaign matters, and any donation you can give will provide scholars with future opportunities by helping them study at IDS.

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