The Antonian Fund - Applications

The Antonian Fund - Applications

The Antonian Fund was launched in December 2013 in order to provide support for a range of activities, enhancing all aspects of academic and student life at College.  It is entirely funded by alumni of St Antony's. Thanks to their generosity, funds are available to support scholarships, travel and research grants, student-life funds, bursaries for DPhil students, and academic projects.

Members of the College are invited to apply for projects that fall under the categories Life at St Antony’s and Academic Initiatives

The application form for the Antonian Fund can be downloaded below.

Life at St Antony’s

St Antony’s is committed to funding activities that enrich the academic and social environment and experience. Examples of projects that can be supported following requests from students and academics are the upgrade of sports equipment, projects concerning the Library, the Graduate Common Room and other buildings and social facilities.

Academic Initiatives

Students and Academics (Governing Body, Visiting, Research, Junior Research, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Academics) can apply for grants that will, for example, support conferences, special lectures and workshops or fund a guest speaker.

Examples of projects that have been funded in the past can be found on this page.

Research on the Environment

Separate from the Antonian Fund, the College received a generous donation to fund graduate environmental research. Students working on the environment or planning to develop a project in this area are invited to apply for funding that could be used to pay, amongst others, for a workshop, a conference, guest speakers or special lectures.

Application Process and Guidelines

All applications will be judged on: the quality of the information provided, including a sufficiently detailed budget (if this is not provided, the application will not be successful); the impact the project will have and the way it will enhance social and academic life at St Antony’s; and the number of members of the College participating in and likely to benefit from the project. Please note the following guidance and restrictions:

  • The Committee is very keen to see that applicants have sought other sources of funding, including but not limited to from relevant Departments and Centres. Please make this clear in your application. 
  • If an application is in support of a Society, the Committee strongly encourages that the Society also takes steps to register with the University. 
  • If it is a project that involves equipment or storage space, applicants are advised to check with relevant members of the College, such as the Domestic Bursar, that suitable equipment does not already exist or that space is available, and to mention the outcome of those discussions (including any correspondence) in the application.
  • In general, the Committee does not fund physical printing, refreshments (including alcohol), or advertising (e.g. Facebook adverts).
  • Regular applicants to the Fund are encouraged to demonstrate how their project will become self-sustaining (i.e. not dependent on regular awards from the Fund).
  • As the Antonian Fund is entirely supported by alumni, preference will be given to projects that are College-focused and demonstrate a benefit to a broad swathe of current St Antony’s students.

Grants will normally be between £100 and £2,000. There will be the facility to invoice the Antonian Fund directly to access awarded funds.

Please submit your application by email to the College Academic office:

The deadline for submissions is Monday of 6th Week. Grant winners will be announced shortly afterwards. A condition for receiving the grant will be the willingness to provide a report that will be shared with the donors of the Antonian Fund and which may be used with the consent of the recipient for future fundraising purposes.

STAR Grants

Please note that the STAR Grants, which are also financed by the Antonian Fund, are run through a separate application process. This is organised by the Academic Office at St Antony’s, and further information can be found here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Thea Teasdale in the Academic Office at

Related Documents: 
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