The Wolfson 1966 Fund

Supporting expertise, today and tomorrow

The Wolfson 1966 Fund is the college’s fund to support students and postdoctoral fellows. Wolfson offers them a unique environment to address the world’s greatest challenges, individually and collectively. Your support can help them and their expertise to thrive. All donations to the Wolfson 1966 Fund will directly benefit the students and postdocs who need it most.

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, we want to raise funds to allow Wolfson to provide a home to a refugee scholar who has fled their home country through war, persecution, or oppression. Many have families whose situation is imperilled and precarious. To support one at-risk academic and their family for one year we need to raise £40,000.


Your support for the Wolfson 1966 Fund will allow Wolfson to offer:

  • A home for a refugee scholar and their family, in partnership with the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA), giving them the safety and respite to continue their research and rebuild their lives.
  • Scholarships to allow students to pursue research at Oxford, whatever their financial means.
  • Research and travel awards, enabling students to share their work at conferences or do essential lab- or field-work.
  • Hardship bursaries for students in unexpected financial distress.
  • Assistance with nursery fees for students with children at Wolfson Nursery.
  • Better sports, welfare and wellbeing facilities to support students’ physical and mental health, and to foster Wolfson’s special esprit de corps.
  • Enhanced library facilities, to ensure Wolfsonians have the latest resources they need.