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Philanthropic support helps us to deliver better teaching and research in biology, medicine and health, enabling us to innovate and have a positive impact on patients.

Research is the only way positive change in disease prevention, treatment and cure can be achieved. We lead an amazing research programme tackling the world's biggest diseases and health problems, with donations helping us to invest further in making life better for all.

We are also committed to excellence in teaching for the biological, medical and health professions. There are significant financial pressures on the students of today and philanthropy provides much needed support for students.

What you could support with your donation

You can choose to give to a particular initiative at the Faculty, or make an unrestricted gift to help us meet our greatest need. 

Targeted donations can be made to the following schemes.

Opportunity Manchester

Opportunity Manchester involves scholarships that are offered to high-achieving undergraduate students who come from backgrounds that are under-represented in higher education, especially those from Greater Manchester.

These scholarships help support students during their first year of study.

PhD scholarships

As with undergraduate fees, there are significant financial pressures for PhD students, who are the lifeblood of research programmes at the University.

Our PhD students work closely with leading international figures and postdoctoral colleagues, combining the creation of new knowledge while contributing significantly to wider research projects and programmes.

We are committed to increasing the number of PhD students by 30% in 2020. To reach our ambitious target, we are seeking philanthropic partners to invest in these scholarships.

Research priorities

We tackle the world's health and medical problems through our research, which is greatly assisted by philanthropy. Our key priorities are:

  • cancer;
  • cardiovascular, metabolic and nutritional sciences;
  • cellular and developmental systems;
  • evolution, systems and genomics;
  • infection, immunity, inflammation and repair;
  • neuroscience and mental health;
  • platform sciences and technologies;
  • population health and ecosystems.

How to give

You can give to the Faculty in a number of ways, including over the internet, by text, by phone, in person and in your will. Both UK and international residents can make a donation.

Please visit the University's giving page for further information, including an online donation form where you can specify the Faculty as a recipient. 

Contact us

Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions about giving a gift. If you are considering making a tailored gift, we will be happy to discuss this with you.