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Applications must be discussed and agreed with the staff member’s supervisor or Head of Department. Applications should be submitted on the application form and sent to athena-swan@medsci.ox.ac.uk.

Each Division will submit a priority list of divisional bids for funding to the University’s Advisory Group on the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund.  There will no appeal against the Group’s decision.  Applications will primarily be judged against the likelihood of delivering benefits that would enable the applicant to remain in an academic or research career, taking into account their career stage.

If successful, you will be required to produce a one page report on your use of the funds to athena-swan@medsci.ox.ac.uk within 12 months of receipt of the funds. This will detail:

  • Any research outputs, as evidenced by publications, presentation of papers, development of collaborations or submission of grant proposals.
  • Any career development, as evidenced by attendance at conferences or participation in training or development.
  • Any other identified benefits to your career.

Returning Carers' Fund Application Form (opens in new webpage; click the application form link on the right hand side)