The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund

The Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Fund is a £1m fund for the advancement of diversity among academic and research staff at Oxford, made up from both divisional and central contributions.

I would like to offer my full support to this important initiative. It is only by having a fully diverse workforce, where people are appointed and promoted solely according to their merits, that the University can achieve the very best in teaching and research. Furthering diversity and equality is a matter that deserves our highest priority.

Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor, 2009-2015

About the Fund

The University of Oxford has long been committed to increasing diversity among its academic and research staff. The University holds an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award, indicating serious commitment to addressing the under-representation of women, while the University's published equality objectives and Strategic Plan include specific commitments to increase the proportion of women and minority groups in areas where they are currently under-represented.

In July 2013, the former Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton announced the launch of a £1m Diversity Fund to advance diversity among academic and research staff at Oxford, which has funded 22 projects. Some of these have been completed and others are still underway.

The Fund has now been fully allocated and no further calls for bids are anticipated.