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Research Funding and Donations

Zehra Munir made this Freedom of Information request to Merton College, Oxford

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Dear Merton College, Oxford,

I write to request information regarding research grants and donations received by the college over the past five financial years (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19).
I am seeking information about research grants and donations received from the following companies and bodies, listed in order of priority:

1. BAE Systems
2. Rolls-Royce Plc
3. QinetiQ
4. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
5. Thales Ltd
6. Airbus Defence and Space
7. Lockheed Martin
8. GKN Aerospace Services Ltd
9. General Dynamics
10. Serco
11. Boeing
12. EDO MBM Technology Ltd
13. L3 Technologies
14. Elbit Systems
15. Babcock International
16. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
17. United States Naval Research Laboratory
18. Raytheon Systems

For the above companies/bodies, please list all projects, industrial research and industrial consultancy that the college has received funding for over the past five financial years, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. Please also include donations from any of the aforementioned companies.
Considering the broad nature of the information requested, I am happy for the college to provide as much information as the time limit allows, by starting with the first organisation and working downwards, until the appropriate limit is reached.
Please ensure that details show the company that provided the funding, the start and end date of the contract/project, the title of the project/research/donation and the total funding of each contract/project for the past five financial years.

Yours faithfully,

Zehra Munir

Charles Alexander, Merton College, Oxford

Thank you for your enquiry to Merton College.


Merton College has not received any donations or research grants from any
of the companies you have listed over the past five years.


If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you may ask for
an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your request and
should be addressed to: Professor Irene Tracey, Warden, Merton College,
Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JD.


If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.



Charles Alexander



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