Sterling Road’s Oxford University Grant gives £1,000 to 25 teams per year.
If you need a little help to get started on your project, this grant is for you. We are looking for exceptional founders who are passionate and ready to start building.
The grant is focused on students and alumni of Oxford University, you can apply with any idea but most grants will go to software projects and traditionally overlooked founders.
The application shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete and we will aim to give applicants a response within 30 days.
The application process is designed to be quick and easy, so you can get started on your project ASAP.
Here’s a rough outline of what to expect: Apply online > Zoom call > Basic Diligence Checks > Grant Sent
Once you receive your grant, there’s no additional requirements but all recipients can join regular group sessions to discuss their project and get help.
It's not easy to start a company, and many people with a lot of talent don't get a chance to build a startup. Our hope is that this grant can help some people get started who wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
If you’re selected for a grant, we will invite you to attend a monthly check in session with other recipients, to get help and get advice. These sessions are optional and you can attend for as long as it makes sense for your project.