African Graduate Thrive Fund
The African Graduate Thrive Fund (AGTF) Fund provides awards of up to £500 to African graduate students currently studying at the University of Oxford. The Fund supports African graduate students to pursue activities that will ensure the viability of academic projects, meet unexpected and urgent financial circumstances and support, urgent needs that might be considered appropriate by the award committee.
Applications should include a clear statement of the circumstances that necessitate the need for funding, the amount required, as well as how the fund will be used. Applicants may, if they wish, include a statement from a mentor, tutor or supervisor in support of their application. Information provided in the application will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
While the circumstances leading to an application will vary where applicable it would be useful for applicants to explain the need, your current circumstances and any steps you have taken or funding sought to address this.
The Fund has been established with the supported of Mr Thomas Svanikier, through the African Studies Centre International Advisory Board.
Other sources of support for students financial and in terms of wellbeing are available at the University and Colleges. Details of these can be found on the University’s website. Your College is able to offer advice on the support for which you could apply.
- African graduate students at the University of Oxford who are ordinarily resident and have spent a significant part of their life in any African country before their admission to the University.
- The Fund will support students during their course of study. Students who have not yet started their studies or who have already completed their studies are not eligible.
- Students must be able to demonstrate in their statement of support that they are in need of financial assistance.
- Students will not be able to reapply for the fund within the same academic year.
How to apply
Applications are open all year round. Applications will be assessed by the funding committee at the following times a year.
Hilary – Week 3 – Friday 5th February 2021.
Trinity – Week 1 – Friday 30th April 2021.
Summer – 23rd July 2021.
Michaelmas – Week 2 – Friday 29th October 2021.
Urgent applications can be considered between meetings.
To submit an application please download the application form (link below), complete and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of the Outcome and Reporting
Awarded students will be required to submit a brief report of the how the support has helped them by the end of the academic year. These anonymised reports, where appropriate and with the student’s permission, will form part of the Funds report to the funder.