Friends of the RAI

Becoming a Friend of the RAI is a great opportunity to support our mission of promoting greater understanding of American history, culture and politics.

Friends of the RAI make a vital contribution to the Institute’s most important causes:

  • Travel awards for outstanding students to research in the United States.
  • Hardship grants for students in unexpected financial distress.
  • Research seminars in American history, politics, and literature.

Give online to become a Friend of the RAI in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Give online to become a Friend of the RAI in the US through Americans for Oxford (501(c) 3), expressing a wish to support the RAI.

Become a Friend of the RAI by cheque by printing off a form:

United Kingdom | United States | Rest of the World. Simply specify the RAI as beneficiary and post it to the relevant address.

For £40 ($80) annually, Friends of the RAI receive:

  • A ‘Friend of the RAI’ certificate
  • A stylish RAI pin badge
  • A copy of the Annual Report
  • Regular email updates – the Director’s RAI Matters; a termcard every term; and weekly updates of upcoming events
  • A standing invitation to ‘Red, White and Brew’, the RAI’s coffee session every Tuesday in term at 11am
  • A warm welcome at all RAI public lectures and seminars

For £80 ($160) annually, Friends of the RAI receive:

  • All of the above plus!
  • A signed copy of an RAI author's book, such RAI Director Jay Sexton's acclaimed Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era.