Each year the College offers a number of annual prizes to current students at St Cross.
The Ralph A. Lewin Prize is open to all St Cross students in their second year and above currently studying for a DPhil degree in any of the biological and environmental sciences. The 2021 Ralph A. Lewin Prize has been awarded to Youssuf Saleh whose research focuses on patients with a neurological condition known as cerebrovascular small vessel disease, which typically affects the microvessels of the brain.
The Collingswood Prize in History is open to all St Cross students in their second year and above currently studying for a DPhil in History. The 2021 Collingswood Prize in History has been awarded to Matthew Woolgar whose research focuses on the intersection of global ideologies, social movements and state power with a particular focus on developments in Indonesia during the mid-twentieth century.
The Marcus Harmelin Travel Prize is open to all St Cross members to support the cost of travel for research in the humanities and social sciences, particularly for projects exploring Jewish life, history or culture, and may have a focus on Austria, Germany, Poland or Ukraine. The 2021 Marcus Harmelin Travel Prize has been awarded to Nadezhda Kamenkovich for her proposed project to analyse Jewish poetry of the World War II period through the prisms of mass mobilisation theories, discourse analysis and identity politics in Eastern European countries, especially Ukraine and Poland.
The HAPP Centre awards an annual Essay Prize in the History/Philosophy of Physics which is open to any undergraduate or Master's student in History, Philosophy or Physics at the University of Oxford. The 2021 HAPP Essay Prize in the History/Philosophy of Physics has been awarded to Kabir Bakshi (Merton) for his essay entitled "Dualities and Empirical Equivalence".