Sino British Fellowship Trust Grant

Sino-British Fellowship Trust

St Antony’s receives a generous grant from the Sino-British Fellowship Trust (SBFT), which has funded academic exchanges between the UK and China since 1947. The grant is available to a doctoral student at St Antony’s College with preference being given where possible to research with an environmental focus. This Grant is given every three years and will be open for applications again in 2026. 

Grant information

The three-year grant is given by the Sino-British Fellowship Trust to eligible members of St Antony’s College and is administered on its behalf by the Asian Studies Centre. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible, with the proviso that they have completed an earlier degree (or held a research post) at an academic institution in China (including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan in addition to mainland China). Grant applications are normally considered by a committee of the Asian Studies Centre, which evaluates and decides on applications shortly after the deadline when applications must be submitted. 

Award value

The value of the three-year grant £15,000 per annum, the grant is provided for travel, subsistence and living costs only. If the successful candidate is not a member of the College they will be expected to move to St Antony’s.


Applications need to be submitted in writing to the Asian Studies Centre ( and should include:
– detailed proposal of the project (no more than 2 pages),
– CV
– budget
– letter of support from an academic referee
If awarded then short reports from the successful candidate and their supervisor on the progress of the successful candidate’s research will be expected at the end of each of the grant’s three years.


The closing date for applications is January 2026, with interviews being held in Hilary Term. The grant will be tenable starting in Michaelmas 2026. Please contact the office at for more information.