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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Awards, grants, and competitions

Supporting the ecosystem

To help facilitate and nurture the development of research and talent the Skoll Centre runs a number of awards, grants, and competitions that are open to a variety of individuals and teams. 

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Through the Skoll Venture Awards, we provide funding to University of Oxford students or alumni* who are pursuing a social venture. An award of up to £20,000 in grant funding is available.
Map the System - Presentation from Umps Health
Tackling global challenges starts with understanding a problem and its wider context, rather than jumping straight into a business plan or an idea for a quick fix. This competition asks you to select a social or environmental issue and to explore, probe, and research all the connecting elements and factors around it.
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Apprenticing with a Problem supports individuals to further develop their understanding of a complex social or environmental challenge through experiential learning and deep immersion. Apprenticing with a Problem funding is only open to University of Oxford students who submitted an entry to Map the System.
Available to doctoral and post-doctoral students (or other similar research position) at the University of Oxford. Applicants must submit proposals that align with the Centre’s research mission to advance theories of social entrepreneurship and its practical applications to address critical social, economic and environmental challenges
Oxford Social innovation case competition
Oxford Social Innovation Case Competition (OSICC) is a student-led case competition that invites teams of 3-4 students to provide solutions for social organisations facing real-life business challenges.
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Each year, students and faculty from across the University of Oxford are invited to submit their essays on a specified topic. A total of £15,000 will be distributed between the best three entries.
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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
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