We prize uncommon ideas and exceptional performance as we seek long-term growth. Our sponsorship activities mirror these goals, focusing on non-fiction, academia and sport.

A young woman standing reading a book inside a library.

Celebrating the world’s best non-fiction

We are proud to support the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. Every year, a panel of independent judges considers hundreds of entries to pick first a longlist, then a shortlist and finally, in November, a winning book that marks the pinnacle of recent factual writing.

The prize celebrated its 25th year in 2023. Past winners have ranged from a biography of Shakespeare to an investigation into the roots of the US’s opioid crisis.

Visit the Prize website

Sponsoring literary festivals

Exceptional books broaden your mind and can transport you to new places and different times. We recognise the dedication, curiosity and craft it takes their writers to create them. Indeed, we aim for the same qualities in our own work.

So, we’re proud to support book festivals across the UK and further afield. In doing so, we hope to expand your horizons, ignite your imagination and excite you about what’s possible.

Hearing from authors

We meet some of the world’s deepest thinkers through our literary festival sponsorship. Writers whose books are the culmination of years of experience and specialist research married to skill at connecting the dots.

You can explore our recent articles below:

Supporting athletes and sport

Our sports sponsorship focuses on helping local talented athletes reach their potential and raising the profile of underrepresented activities. You can learn about some of those we support below:

Investing in academia

We have forged partnerships with educational institutions and individual academics worldwide. They include supporting research into semiconductors at IMEC in Belgium and digital medicine at the National University of Singapore, as well as funding a professorship in the ethics of artificial intelligence at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

These connections help us generate distinctive investment ideas while reducing our risk of groupthink.

Sketch of people sitting round a meeting table

Tapping global brainpower

How Baillie Gifford’s mutually beneficial network of academic connections makes us see the world differently.
September 2022

Important information

Please remember that all investment strategies have the potential for profit and loss and your or your clients’ capital may be at risk.
The information on this website is intended for institutional investors (as defined in the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore, as amended) and consultants in Singapore only. It is not intended for use by any other persons including members of the general public or investors from other jurisdictions.
The information contained in this website has been compiled with considerable care to ensure its accuracy at the date of publication. However, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made to its accuracy or completeness. Nothing in this information or elsewhere in this website shall exclude, limit or restrict our duties and liabilities to you the United Kingdom's Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or any conduct of business rules which we are bound to comply with. These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising from or connected with them shall be governed by, and these Terms shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of Singapore.
Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford & Co. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited provides investment management and advisory services to non-UK clients. Both are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited and holds a Type 1 and a Type 2 licence from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong to market and distribute Baillie Gifford’s range of collective investment schemes to professional investors in Hong Kong.
Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 can be contacted at Suites 2713-2715, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, Telephone +852 3756 5700.
This website is informative only and the information provided should not be considered as investment or other advice or a recommendation or offer to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. You can read details of our Legal and Important Information here.
This website does not collect personal information. "Cookies" may be stored on your computer for easy navigation. A "cookie" does not allow us to identify you, but stores information about navigation through our website (such as pages already visited, time and date of visit) which we can remember during the user's next visit to our website in order to improve your browsing experience. If you have any enquiries in relation to our data protection policies and procedures, this Website or the information on it, please click here to contact Baillie Gifford.
This website is informative only and the information provided should not be considered as investment or other advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. Read our Legal and regulatory information for further details.

The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

Find out about the latest nominees and past winners and of the annual award for the best in contemporary non-fiction writing.


Baillie Gifford supports charity and community organisations across the world. Throughout our firm’s history, our partners have supported charities and organisations in need.