Giving to the RAI

The RAI achieves all it does through the generosity of individual benefactors, trusts, and foundations who share the Institute's commitment to world-class research on the United States. Further financial support is essential to ensuring that the RAI maintains the quality and scale of its activities and increases its academic and global public impact. This will allow future generations of scholars, students and members of the public to better understand the United States, its politics, its culture and its history.

Donations allow us to support research on America in many different forms, including providing scholarships to doctoral students, supporting successful conferences and events, offering travel grants to undertake archival or site-based research, and inviting high-profile speakers to give lectures and workshops with our students.

By default, gifts to the RAI will be allocated to general support, which means that they will go to the area of greatest current need. If you would like to discuss supporting a specific area of the Institute's activities, please contact the Director, Adam Smith, at


Benefactors and Patrons

The RAI thanks its major benefactors for their generosity and support, which is recognised on a plaque in the Institute's foyer.

Associated Newspapers Joan and Rivington R. Winant
The Rhodes Trust One Patron who wishes to remain anonymous
The Rothermere Foundation  
Senior Benefactors
William and Camille Broadbent John M. Olin Foundation
Edward and Sandra Burkhardt The Robertson Foundation
Esmond V. Harmsworth Foundation John G. Winant Jr.
Cynthia McLachlan Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation
Pease Family of Fort Worth, Texas One Senior Benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous
Michael and Laura Aronstein Ecton Manning
Association of American Rhodes Scholars The Hon. John L. Moore
Daily Mail and General Trust Nicolas Ollivant
Philip and Rosamund Davies In memory of Don K. Price
Paul and Delight Dodyk John R. Price
Josephine P. and John J. Louis Foundation David and Maria Willetts
Nigel Lovett