About our fundraising initiatives

IDS’s vision is of equal and sustainable societies, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice. As IDS Alumni you are uniquely placed to understand that achieving our vision needs new kinds of research and knowledge to be developed and shared in new ways, alongside continued investment in the leaders of tomorrow. IDS has no guaranteed core funding, and philanthropic support is essential to continue our pioneering and influential research, teaching and learning, and communications and impact work.

IDS Scholarship Fund 2018-2019

A gift to the Scholarship Fund could make a real difference not only to individual students, but also to the countless others that they will go on to help.


Total target: £67,100.00

fundraising news

Meet the IDS Scholarship Students 2018-19

Meet this year's (2018-19) IDS Scholarship Students- learn about their journey to studying at IDS and how the IDS Scholarship Fund made this possible.

IDS would like to say a massive thank you to all IDS Alumni who have supported the IDS Scholarship Fund. Your donations are essential to help students like Gilbert, Sebastian, Victoria, Joyce and Vibhor get to IDS and enjoy the unique experience of studying here.  It is only with the generosity of IDS alumni that we are able to offer these scholarships. To find out more, including how to donate to the Scholarship Fund, please visit the Support Us page. "IDS had hundreds of applicants for these scholarships, reflecting young people’s huge need to find funding to help them achieve their…

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Meet IDS Scholarship Students 2017/18

Meet this year's IDS Scholarship Students and find out how important the Scholarship Fund is to these outstanding new students.

IDS would like to say a massive thank you to all IDS Alumni who have supported the IDS Scholarship Fund as your donations are essential to help students like Carolina, Aisha, Olusola and O'bai get to IDS.  In particular we are grateful to our anonymous IDS alum donor whose generous donation has enabled us to offer four full scholarships this year (full fees plus £10,000 towards living costs). IDS is committed to helping create opportunities for students from low and middle-income countries to build international networks and achieve academic excellence, to find out more about the IDS Scholarship…

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A conversation with our anonymous scholarship donor

IDS has recently received a substantial boost to the scholarship fund from one of its postgraduate alums that allows us to offer up to 6 scholarships in the next few years.

IDS is delighted to announce that we have received a substantial boost to the scholarship fund from one of our postgraduate alums.  For the first time since the scholarship fund was started IDS will be able to offer scholarships that cover full fees and essential living costs, thanks to an extremely generous pledge of £260,000, which will be allocated across the next five years. This is fantastic news for IDS and for the future scholars who will benefit, and we think you will agree that the impact of opening up the opportunity of a world class…

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A 'thank you' note from our first Alumni Scholar

I am optimistic that the knowledge and skills I have gained at the IDS will be beneficial in working for organisational benefits and to uplift the living standards of the people in future.

Making Tough Choices Prioritising different things in life is always tough and decisions made on the basis of priorities can either prove to be a milestone or a setback for personal and professional life in future. I have been in permanent employment with Government of Balochistan since May, 2011. When I look back at my decision of taking a career break from my job and attending IDS for MA program in Development Studies (2014-15), I feel contented. As the programme ended at the IDS and I returned to my country, Pakistan, I am happy that…

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