Giving to Medicine
Be a part of maintaining our reputation for excellent research, teaching and students.
In 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming brought the world antibiotics with the discovery of penicillin in his laboratory at St Mary’s Hospital. Today, our findings continue to expand the universal knowledge of medicine. Each day, our cutting-edge research influences best practice in medicine as our discoveries translate from bench to bedside.
Thousands of the brightest medical minds have trained at our facilities across west London. From the first students at Westminster hospital in 1700’s to our current cohort, equipping the next generation of physicians with the skills and techniques needed is among our most important work, as it ensures the best outcomes for patients.
With governmental support waning, academic fees rising, and the costs of recruiting and retaining talent higher than ever, philanthropic support is one of the soundest means to bridge the funding gap without compromising excellence. Investment in people, programmes, and infrastructure is needed to ensure Imperial maintains its position as one of the world’s leading medical training and research institutions.
If you would like to support medical students you can donate to the Faculty of Medicine Dean's Fund here. If you would like to support the wider vision for the Faculty of Medicine then please contact the Faculty of Medicine Development Team.
Supporting the Faculty of Medicine allows us to fund and pursue key initiatives:
Supporting students and academic appointments
Your contribution can ensure that financial restrictions do not prevent deserving students from pursuing an Imperial education. Scholarship schemes can support our brightest students at the start of their careers to study at one of the world’s greatest medical academic institutions. Bursaries awarded through the Dean's Fund for Medicine support students who find themselves in hardship during their course and need a helping hand getting back on their feet.
Top academic appointments
Philanthropic support for academic posts enables Imperial to attract internationally renowned researchers to lead out work to address pressing health challenges. Named chairs and long-term posts, in combination with our reputation as an institution, maintains our research excellence and boosts areas of blue-sky research, which otherwise would not be possible.
First-class facilities and school of public health
We strive to provide and maintain state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for training and research, donations enable us to do this to the highest standards. One of the most striking examples is the construction of the revolutionary Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub at our new White City Campus, changing the face of West London.
School of Public Health Campaign
The campaign for the School of Public Health will shape the future of public health and have both local impact and global reach. The campaign will create a state-of-the-art hub for health and wellbeing research, outstanding education and community engagement at White City. It will support our academic leaders and degree programmes and allow us to expand our research into current and emerging challenges.