Alice Horsman Scholarships for Alumni

Trinity Term 2021 application form

The Alice Horsman Fund was established in 1953. Its two aims are:

1. To provide alumni with opportunities to travel at such time in their careers as may be of most value to them, in order to either broaden their experience of other countries and their peoples or to carry out research

2. To support alumni in a significant career change


All Somerville alumni are eligible with the exception of visiting and associate students. It is not possible to use the fund to support course-related travel or research costs incurred by alumni studying at other universities or Oxford colleges. This includes Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBCH) students. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received previous awards.

Applicants should be in need of financial support, and be able to demonstrate that their proposed project meets one of the two aims of the Alice Horsman Fund:

1. To support travel in order to either broaden experience or carry out research

2. To support a significant career change

Award levels

Up to £1,000. In exceptional circumstances, it is possible to make awards of £2,000.

Application process

Applicants should complete the application form and email it to the Scholarships and Funding Officer with any evidence of estimated or actual costs. Please include HORSMAN2021 in the subject line of the email.

Application deadlines

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday 31st May. It is not possible to consider applications received after this deadline.

Reference deadlines

References must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 9th June.

Project deadlines

The planned travel or project must start after Wednesday 16th June. It is not possible to be considered for retrospective funding unless there are exceptional circumstances.


All applications will be acknowledged once the deadline has passed. Decisions will be made by the Somerville College Travel and Special Project Grants Committee in June.


Successful applicants will be expected to submit a brief report after the completion of their project.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.