Giving to the Mathematical Institute

Oxford’s Mathematical Institute is the largest mathematics department in the UK and one of the strongest in Europe. Its faculty are world leaders in fields ranging from geometry, logic and number theory to applications in machine learning, medicine and biology, and finance.

As the Department’s ambitions grow, we would like to be able to welcome more graduate students from around the world to collaborate and continue our mathematical research.

We are actively welcoming support from individual philanthropists and foundations to support our mission in ensuring that the Mathematical Institute sustains its position as one of the greatest mathematical centres in the world.


The Oxford Mathematical Institute Fund (OMIF) is an expendable endowment fund, established to support the Mathematical Institute. Gifts to it are directed towards the Institute’s area of greatest need, which is currently graduate student support. 

Research in the Department of Mathematics spans an enormous range of topics, significantly increasing our understanding of the world. In the areas of climate and health, for example, this research is proving vital and beneficial to us all.  

Much of this important work is carried out by graduate students and, as the amount of support available from funding bodies continues to decrease, the need for the Institute to provide scholarships and flexible financial support grows ever more critical.  

The future of the department and its reputation as a world-leader hinges on our ability to attract and support talented mathematicians to study at Oxford and contribute to ground-breaking research. By making a gift to OMIF, you will help us to achieve this and ensure financial concerns do not factor into a student’s decision to apply to or accept their place at Oxford.   

If you would like to contribute to the support of graduate mathematicians, please contact Charlotte Garner in the Development Office.

Larger projects
We work with a number of individual philanthropists and organisations to fund specific scholarships, research programmes and capital projects to further the progress of the Department, increase scientific capital and secure the future of mathematical research. 

Gifts can often be enhanced by a variety of tax-efficient giving initiatives. If you would like to discuss giving or to visit and see the impact of philanthropy, please get in touch with Charlotte Garner in the Development Office.

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