Funding and partnership
Core funding for the Magna Carta Institute is provided by Brunel University, and the Institute receives grant income from bodies such the Economic and Social Research Council, as well as other research councils and grant-awarding charities. It also generates income from commissioned research, consultancy and generous donations from patrons and organisations wishing to promote the values, ideas and research of the Magna Carta Institute.
Patronage and donations play a significant role within the Institute. As an outward facing organisation, financial support and input from external patrons is particularly important to help ensure that the Institute fulfils its social function and maintains its key influence in a variety of debates.
At this stage of its development, the Magna Carta Institute is actively seeking patrons who would like to contribute, support and help shape its direction and activities. Individuals and organisations can provide financial support in a variety of ways, from small donations to improve infrastructure to the funding of specific research, staff or projects. Patrons can:
- Sponsor bursaries for PhD students within the Institute
- Commission and fund a student to undertake PhD research with a specific focus
- Sponsor a Magna Carta Institute Chair (Professorship) to undertake world-leading research in a particular field
- Commission specific research projects and reports which utilise the Institute’s networks and research expertise
- Sponsor the Magna Carta Annual Lecture
- Sponsor guest speakers, conferences, symposia and events