- PIs must be current salaried employees of the collegiate University of Oxford, holding a contract of employment for research.
- Projects may be hosted by any department of the University.
- Researchers holding honorary or visiting positions are not eligible to apply.
- Postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to apply as the PI.
- In earlier rounds of the Fund, projects were prioritised that could generate immediate impact. As the scope of the fund has now been expanded to projects with medium-term impact, previous applicants may reapply if their projects can still generate significant impact.