Alice Horsman Grants for Finalists

The Alice Horsman Fund was established in 1953 by a gift from Miss Alice Horsman (1908-1913). Its purpose is:

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

Application form

The application form will be available to download in March 2021.


All Somerville finalists are eligible with the exception of visiting and associate students. 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 £500.

Application process

Applicants should complete the application form and email it to the Scholarships and Funding Officer with evidence of any estimated or actual costs.

Application deadline

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday 12th April 2021.

Reference deadline

References must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 21st April 2021.

Project deadline

The planned travel or project must start after Wednesday 28th April 2021. 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 are made by the Somerville College Travel and Special Project Grants Committee.


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.