The £26 million Discovery Centre is home to researchers supported by over £31 million of research grants, bringing the investment in the total operation to well over £57 million.
The Discovery Centre has received funding from public, private and charity sources, including a peer-reviewed Wellcome-Wolfson Capital Award in Biomedical Science of £5 million, with matched funding by the University of Dundee, and a £12 million award through the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund.
Other co-funders of the Centre include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise, and several local charitable Trusts. The latter include, the Binks Trust, Leach Family Charitable Trust, Leng Charitable Trust, Lethendy Charitable Trust, The Margaret Murdoch Charitable Trust, Tay Charitable Trust, The Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust and The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust. The late Sir Kenneth Murray, one of the world’s most distinguished molecular biologists, also bequeathed a generous donation to the Centre.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) also made a contribution towards a networking space in the Centre, thanks to the BBSRC Excellence with Impact Award won by the School of Life Sciences in 2011.