Sponsors and Donors

CSAR is a registered charity dedicated to encouraging appreciation and understanding of the application of research. We engage with a wide range of people and our funds provide educational lectures, debates and book evenings which are open to all, visits to industry and research establishments, awards for PhD students, and opportunities for schools to become involved. All funds directly support these charitable activities: CSAR has no employees and all roles in the society are undertaken by dedicated volunteers.

In recent years the Society has been able significantly to expand its activities, particularly Student Awards, through the generous support of donors, whom we acknowledge with gratitude:

  • David Adamson
  • Jane and John Baker
  • Peter Duncumb
  • Peter Forster
  • John Godfrey
  • Roots for Real
  • Richard & Anne King Charitable Trust
  • Microsoft Research
  • Alex Reid
  • Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang
  • David and Elizabeth Wallace
  • Anonymous

Sponsoring us is a great way of fostering interest and enthusiasm in the application of research, at the same time helping you achieve your reputational and citizenship objectives. If you are considering sponsoring us, please talk to one of our committee members, or contact the President, Professor Sir Richard Friend.

If you are a UK tax payer making a personal donation, your gift will also be eligible for Gift Aid, enhancing its value to CSAR.

Thank you for your interest in CSAR and its programme. If you would like to help us maintain our activities at their current level, you can make a donation to CSAR here, via PayPal or a bank card. Your gift will by default go into our general income fund; if you would like it to be used for a specific purpose such as the PhD Students Awards scheme, please let us know at info@csar.org.uk. CSAR is a registered charity run by volunteers.


7th Dec 2023

Dr. Carol Ibe (2019 CSAR Student Award winner )

2nd Sep 2023

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