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Help us pursue life changing research 

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Research at Cardiff focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We are leaders in cutting-edge science and research, and collectively, donations to our research can be truly transformational. Your gift can help us to make ground-breaking developments and tackle major global challenges - from breakthroughs that will help combat cancer to technologies that will mitigate climate change.

A gift will help to support vital new equipment as well as supporting researchers and postgraduate research students to do some truly amazing work.


Cancer Research Fund

Help us discover new ways to detect and monitor cancer and new cancer therapies

The risk of developing cancer is increasing and according to some recent projections the likelihood of each of us suffering from the disease in our lifetime has risen to almost 50%.  Cardiff University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (ECSCRI) is a world leader in research into the causes of cancer and is spearheading the development of new therapies to halt its spread.

A gift to our Cancer Research Fund will help researchers in the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute improve our understanding of the role of cancer stem cells in a range of cancers, and enable us to develop new cancer therapies for those suffering from this terrible disease.

For more information, visit the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute webpage

Donate to cancer research 


Julie WilliamsNeuroscience and Mental Health Research Fund

Help us develop a deeper understanding of major psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disease, Alzheimer's, Huntingdon's, and Parkinson's disease. 

One in four adults in the UK experience some form of mental health problem and around 10% of children. There are currently more than 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and that number is forecast to rise rapidly as the population ages. 

Cardiff University is already a world-leader in neuroscience and mental health research.  Cardiff scientists played a major role in the identification of the genetic origins of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. 

A gift to this fund will enable researchers in the University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute to develop a deeper understanding of these conditions and develop treatments for  psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders like autism, bipolar disease, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease. 

To read more about this transformational research visit Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Donate to neuroscience research 


Sustainable Places Research Fund

A gift to the Sustainable Places Research Fund will help support Cardiff University's Sustainable Places Research Institute which is working to find solutions to the enormous environmental and social challenges facing humanity worldwide.  Your gift will help us build sustainable ways of living for future generations.

Visit the Sustainable Places Research Institute for more information

Donate to sustainable development research 


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Other research at Cardiff explores our cultural world, from heritage to religion, literature to architecture, as well as the conservation of endangered species and climate change.

We seek to enrich lives as well as to save them with our research, and certain special projects include:

Saving rare animals at the Danau Girang Field Centre

Otter Project 

Do you have a special passion or a favourite area of research which you would like to support? Email to see if we can help you support your passion at Cardiff - you can also call us on 029 2087 6473, or donate online.

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