Vice-Chancellors' Fund Awards

The Vice-Chancellors’ Fund is a University fund intended to assist eligible DPhil students in the final stages of their degree who require extra funding to complete their research.

Type of award: 
Academic or academic-related
Welfare and hardship
Eligibility or selection criteria: 

Outstanding DPhil students at the University of Oxford who require extra funding to complete their research. Students must fulfil all the following criteria in order to be considered. Students should (precise dates TBC):

  • be planning to submit their DPhil thesis between September 2019 and March 2020
  • have applied for confirmation of status by January 2019 which must be achieved by April 2019
  • be able to demonstrate that they are in financial need
  • be able to demonstrate that they are academically outstanding
  • not be beyond their fourth year of funded study at the time of application.
Amount awarded: 

Awards vary and will not exceed £3,000. Students should be aware that there is intense competition for these awards, with a success rate of approximately 13%.

How and when to apply: 

Applications for 2018/2019 academic year will open in January and will close in early February. You will also need to ask your Supervisor and College Advisor to provide a reference, and you will need to contact the Student Finance Officer in order for the College’s section of the form to be completed.

Further information: 

For further information, see the University website.

If you have any queries about the Vice-Chancellors’ Fund Awards, please contact the Student Finance Officer.

Funding source(s): 

The Fund has been established through donations by members of the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors in honour of three recent Vice-Chancellors, Lord Neill of Bladen, Sir Richard Southwood and Sir Peter North.