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Caius Fund

The Caius Fund seeks to raise money for immediate use by the College for projects supporting our continuing academic excellence. We aim to raise over £500,000 each year for a wide range of initiatives, which vary annually according to changing priorities but could not come to fruition were it not for the Caius Fund. Key areas of College life, from teaching to research, books, bursaries and buildings, all receive vital support from the fund. Whilst you can give at any time to the fund, its most important source of income is the College's annual Telephone Campaign, which also links present-day students with alumni. Our new short film explains the campaign and the enormous value of alumni giving.

If you are a current student, applications are now open for the role of Caller for the 2019 Campaign. You can apply here.

Our Thanksgiving Campaign has now ended and raised a total of $55,155 for the Caius Foundation. Grants from the Caius Foundation are vital to maintain funds for our students, teaching, buildings and research and would simply not exist without the support of our donors. If you would still like to contribute to the Campaign, you can do so here. All gifts will be directed to the Caius Foundation, our tax exempt educational and charitable organisation under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Thank you to everyone who spoke to Reiss and Sean on the phone, and to those who contributed. 

Given the wide range of projects the Caius Fund covers, we hope that there is something to inspire everyone to lend their support.

In recent years, projects have included a Research Fellowship; undergraduate bursaries and postgraduate studentships; the renovation of U staircase in Tree Court and of the Waterhouse Building; the restoration of medieval manuscripts; provision of College Teaching Officers; Choral Scholarships; and a new four for the Boat Club. 

Contributions to the Caius Fund can be made either towards General Support, which gives the College the flexibility to direct your donation to the areas of most need, or to a specific project.

2018 Caius Fund Projects Cost
12 Undergraduate Bursaries (2018-19) £42,000
A Postgraduate Studentship in memory of Tammy Chen £208,000
College Teaching Endowment £50,000
A Research Fellowship (2018-2022) £180,000
Restoration of the roof and Cupola above the undercroft in Gonville Court £60,000
2 Choral Scholarships (for three years) £40,000
Library £10,000
Garden Furniture for graduate accommodation at Harvey Road £10,000

The Caius Fund provides a valuable opportunity for us to rekindle and reinforce our relationship with Caians across the globe through our annual Telephone Campaign.

We know that Caians love the chance to reconnect with the College, and there is no better way to achieve this than by speaking to a current student with whom they share a common bond, be it in terms of subject, sport or society. This year, we have introduced a new page introducing our student callers, together with a live blog giving short updates on the Campaign. We've also produced a postcard highlighting the importance of the Caius Fund - and showing off the beautiful transformed frontage of the Waterhouse Building during this year's e-Luminate Festival.

All donations made during the Telephone Campaign support the Caius Fund and all those who generously make donations of £300 or more are guaranteed to receive an invitation to our May Week Party, where they will be able to see their gifts immediately being put to good use around the College.

To make a donation to the Caius Fund, please visit our online donation pages, send a cheque to the College made payable to "Gonville and Caius College Development Fund", or contact the Annual Fund Officer to request a gift form.

For more information on past or current projects, or to make any enquiries about the Caius Fund, please contact the Annual Fund Officer on +44 (0)1223 332393 or by email at

Thank you for your support.