Sir Cyril Taylor Memorial Award for Social Entrepreneurship

The Fulbright Sir Cyril Taylor Memorial Award enables a British student to pursue postgraduate academic work in any subject at any accredited US university.

Cyril Taylor led a remarkable life. From his early years in the Congo as the son of missionaries, a teenage platoon commander amid the Kenyan Mau Mau insurgency, to a scholar at Harvard Business School and his long career as a social entrepreneur and educator. His legacy includes helping to found the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), one of the largest study abroad organisations in the world, and setting up Richmond University. His lifelong passion was to raise the standard of state education and many of his interventions remain current.  

Cyril was a change maker, to quote Lord Adonis, and the Fulbright Commission will be looking for similar potential in applicants for this new award.  

Grant amount

  • Up to $45,000

This is intended as a contribution towards the first year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs in the USA.