Academic Travel Awards

Thanks to a number of generous donations, the RAI is pleased to invite applications for travel grants to Oxford University academic staff and RAI fellows in support of primary research in American history, politics and international relations, and literature, and the giving of conference papers in these fields.

The RAI seeks applications for awards of up to a maximum of £1,000 per person. Applications should be of a maximum of 500 words and should include detailed projected costings, a brief summary of the archival resources to be consulted or interviews conducted, and the contribution of this research to the applicant’s wider project. Preference will be given to those applicants who show how their project will enhance the intellectual life of the RAI.

Travel and reporting for awards made in 2019 should be completed by the end of Trinity Term 2020.

Applicants should submit their proposal by electronic copy to the Travel Grants Committee, Rothermere American Institute, at

The deadline for submission of applications is 12 noon on Monday 29 April 2019.

Student travel awards

The RAI also offers awards to both undergraduate and postgraduate students to conduct primary research in the United States. For more information, see the student travel awards page.


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