The Academy’s growth and impact since 1998 has been impressive, but there is still much to be done.
Our Fellows stand ready to contribute their time and expertise, but we need additional funds to make the step change in our operations, to transform our policy influence and engagement with early career researchers.
The Academy's goal is to ensure that research is used as rapidly and effectively as possible to improve health.
To meet the increasing demand for our expertise, we are seeking to raise £5 million to facilitate a step change in our activities to:
1. Translate new science into health and wealth benefits;
2. Support the next generation of medical researchers.
The Academy does not benefit from a permanent endowment, nor any publishing income; our annual unrestricted funds are currently in the region of £1.3million. The Academy prides itself on our high quality policy reports, our work to nurture the next generation, our impacts in Europe, and our excellent meetings and FORUM symposia.
To read more about our influential work, download our case for support document: Improving health through research: An invitation for philanthropic support
We welcome new members to our Helix Group of donors who give £250 or more a year to the Academy's work. Donors are publicly thanked and recognised on a new commemorative board in the Fellows Room at 41 Portland Place. The group has grown to over 100 members since its launch in 2014. The Academy is extremely grateful for this support and will look to expand this into the new year. To become a member of the group please download a donation form and return to the Academy offices.
The Academy is also keen to attract support from charitable trusts and individuals who wish to make a more significant contribution. The Academy is grateful to the Laurie Landeau Foundation and Welton Foundation for their major gifts to the Transformation Fund.
If you would like more information about the Transformation Fund please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.