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Our team of researchers is committed to undertaking internationally excellent research to develop new treatments for neurological disorders. With your support, we can significantly enhance our research and ability to discover new treatments for brain diseases.

Donations to the BHRC are administered through The University of Otago Foundation Trust, a registered New Zealand charity. Donations made by New Zealand registered taxpayers may be eligible to receive a tax rebate of up to 33.3%.

If you have questions about donating to the BHRC please contact the University of Otago Development and Alumni Relations Office.

How to make a donation

Donate online

You can make a secure online donation to the Brain Health Research Centre through the University of Otago Alumni and friends website:

Make a secure online donation to the BHRC

Honour the memory of a loved one

To honour the memory of a loved one, you may consider donations to the Brain Health Research Centre in lieu of flowers at a funeral.

Planned giving

Consider a gift in your Will

There are many ways to support the Brain Health Research Centre during your lifetime and one particularly meaningful way is through a gift in your Will.

Once you have made provisions for your family and friends, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to support the next generation of research leaders who will be discovering and developing improved treatments and cures for neurological diseases. You may choose to designate your gift to a particular aspect of the Centre's research, such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, or any other neurological disorders.

If you are considering leaving a legacy to the BHRC that will help to fund research to find cures for the 1 in 5 people that have a neurological disease in their lifetime, please contact us at

Other ways you can support our Centre

Assisting us in raising funds for our Centre

You, or your community organisation may wish to support our Centre by helping us to raise funds for our research.

  • Support specific research projects
  • Buy critical pieces of equipment
  • Fund fellowships for young researchers early in their career

The Development and Alumni Relations Office is available to discuss the Centre and the ways in which you can make a difference. You can contact them directly:


A PhD student working in Professor Paul Smith's lab
A PhD student working in Professor Paul Smith's lab.

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