Founded in 2010, the LWC Foundation provides grants to individuals and educational establishments in support of scientific research in reproductive medicine. The Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge and Swansea University were the first two establishments to be chosen as grant recipients, both of whose areas of research are closely associated with the LWC.
In addition we have also made a grant to an exceptional charity called Vidya that runs educational establishments for underprivileged children in New Delhi.
Grant applications to the foundation will be considered by a board of Trustees, which comprises Dr Kamal Ahuja, the LWC's Scientific and Managing Director, Dr Shailaja Nair, a Consultant Gynaecologist working in IVF at the LWC, and Mimi Arian-Schad Director of Nursing at the LWC London.
The first research grant from the newly instituted London Women’s Clinic Foundation has been awarded to Zeynep Gurtin-Broadbent, a young academic working with Professor Susan Golombok at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. The grant is to support Zeynep in her research on the experiences and views of women taking part in egg-sharing schemes, both as egg providers and recipients.
Read some of the articles written by the research team featured in our recent Ova magazines:
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