Funding is available from Somerville towards the cost of internships, summer research placements and unpaid work experience. Awards are made from two funds:
- Catherine Hughes Fund to fund initiatives to raise aspirations and expand horizons in the student community with a focus on intellectual curiosity and social conscience.
- Dr Stephanie Dalley Fund to fund internships with non-profit organisations, be they cultural or charitable.
All enrolled students are eligible with the exception of visiting and associate students. This includes research graduates who have submitted their thesis, but not received leave to supplicate. Students who are on suspension are not eligible. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received previous awards.
- Catherine Hughes Fund up to £2,500 is available. Awards of this level will support an internship of up to 10 weeks based on a living costs allowance of up to £250 per week.
- Dr Stephanie Dalley Fund up to £4,200 is available.
Application process for graduates
Students should complete the application form and email it to their Supervisor, copying in the Scholarships and Funding Officer. They should also email any evidence of estimated or actual costs to the Scholarships and Funding Officer. Please include INTERN2021 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be forwarded to College Advisers for their comments.
Application process for undergraduates including Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students
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 INTERN2021 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be forwarded to Personal Tutors for their comments.
Applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (31st May). It is not possible to consider applications received after this deadline.
The planned internship must start after Wednesday of 8th week (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.