The Baillie Gifford Scholarship Programme

The University of Oxford is delighted to partner with Baillie Gifford through its generous funding of graduate scholarships and mentoring opportunities in the Humanities. 

Baillie Gifford is an investment firm wholly owned by its partners and headquartered in Edinburgh.  This enlightened employer places great value in the education provided to Humanities students and has a track record of recruiting graduates from the Humanities at Oxford.  Baillie Gifford offers a number of internship and graduate positions annually, more information can be found here

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Baillie Gifford & Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Scholarships

The Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership offers doctoral supervision alongside skills training for students, and encourages collaboration, research and public engagement with institutions outside the Higher Education sector.

From academic year 2019/20 Baillie Gifford will jointly fund with the AHRC four doctoral studentships a year for three years at Oxford.  Please visit here for more information about the scholarships and how to apply.

Baillie Gifford Writing Partnership

The Baillie Gifford Writing Partnership Programme is a new initiative that builds on the success of previous and existing co-working opportunities in the Humanities Division. The aim of the Programme is to encourage and support productive, creative writing habits as a research-related skill and to facilitate new opportunities for peer mentoring. The writing partnerships will connect DPhil and Master’s students, and Early Career Researchers and DPhil students, in the structured framework of a year-long programme that facilitates goal-sharing, collaborative partnerships, and timely completion of scholarly writing projects.

The objective is to facilitate where possible writing partnerships between 1 DPhil student + 1 Master’s student, or 1 Early Career Researcher + 1 DPhil student.

Its characteristics are:

  • Personalised and anonymised matching of writing partners
  • Identification of preferred writing environment
  • An ‘orientation session’ for all participants in which the aims and principles of writing partnerships are shared and explored.
  • Access to resources to facilitate healthy writing habits.
  • Provision of an environment conducive to peer-mentoring, by matching early career researchers with DPhil students and DPhil students with Master’s students
  • Encouraging  articulation of a writing strategy through e.g. sharing writing goals, celebrating successes, identifying frustrations and tackling challenges

For more information about the Writing Partnership or for interest in taking part please email or call Caroline Thurston, +44 (0) 1865 280566.

Personal Development Workshops and Training

Baillie Gifford runs a number of workshops through the year and students are more than welcome to join and meet with their representatives to discuss transferrable skills and the value of a Humanities degree.  Upcoming events will be listed.  Please contact Caroline Thurston, +44 (0) 1865 280566.


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