Catherine Hughes Grants

The Catherine Hughes Fund was established in 2017. Its purpose is to fund initiatives to raise aspirations, and expand horizons in the student community with a focus on intellectual curiosity and social conscience.

Application form for graduates

Please note that the same form should be used for Travel and Special Project Grant applications.

Application form for undergraduates

Please note that the same form should be used for Travel and Special Project Grant applications.

Application form for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBCH) students

Please note that the same form should be used for Travel and Special Project Grant applications.

Eligibility

Enrolled students are eligible for this funding. Please note that the following students are not eligible:

  • Students who are on suspension
  • Visiting students
  • Associate students

Applicants should be in need of financial support, and be able to demonstrate that their proposed project meets the aim of the Catherine Hughes Fund. The project does not need to be related to their studies. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received previous awards.

Award levels

Up to £2,000.

Application process for graduates

Graduates should complete the application form and email it to their Supervisor, copying in the Scholarships and Funding Officer. They should also send evidence of any estimated or actual costs to the Scholarships and Funding Officer by the same deadline. Applications will be forwarded to College Advisers for their comments.

Application process for undergraduates

Undergraduates should complete the application form and email it to the Scholarships and Funding Officer with evidence of any estimated or actual costs. Applications will be forwarded to Personal Tutors for their comments.

Application process for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBCH) students

BMBCH students should complete the application form and email it to the Scholarships and Funding Officer with evidence of any estimated or actual costs. Applications will be forwarded to Personal Tutors for their comments.

Application deadlines

For Hilary Term, applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday of 2nd week (25th January). The applications deadlines for other terms are:

  • Trinity Term: Monday of minus 1st week (12th April)

Project deadlines

For Hilary Term, the planned travel or project must start after Wednesday of 4th week (10th February). It is not possible to be considered for retrospective funding unless there are exceptional circumstances. The project deadlines for other terms are:

  • Trinity Term: Wednesday of 1st week (28th April)

Decisions

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

Reporting

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

Queries

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