Funding is available for graduates from Somerville towards the cost of academic-related activity such as discretionary travel or projects. Please note that these awards cannot be used to fund core or compulsory elements of a student’s degree.

Applications will close at 12 noon on Monday 18th October 2021 (2nd week). If you have any queries, please email the .

Eligibility

All enrolled graduate students who are in the first four years of their course can apply. Students who are on suspension, visiting students, associate students and those beyond the fourth year of their course are not eligible.

Applicants should be in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies. They should ensure that they also apply to other funding sources such as department or faculty travel grants. Please note that these awards cannot be used to fund core or compulsory elements of a student’s degree.

For Michaelmas Term applications, the planned travel or project must start after Wednesday 3rd November. It is not possible to be considered for retrospective funding unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Award levels

The award levels vary depending on the course:

  • Students on one year courses can apply for up to £350
  • Students on two year courses can apply for up to £700
  • Students on three or four year courses can apply for up to £1,000

These figures are the maximum amounts available over the length of the course. In exceptional circumstances, it is possible to make awards above these levels.

Application process

Applications are accepted four times a year. Applications will close at 12 noon on Monday 18th October 2021 (2nd week).

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. Applications will be forwarded to College Advisers for their comments.

Application form

GRADUATE APPLICATION

Application deadlines

There are four application deadlines for graduates:

  • Michaelmas Term: 12 noon on Monday 18th October 2021 (2nd week)
  • Hilary Term: 12 noon on Monday 24th January 2022 (2nd week)
  • Trinity Term: 12 noon on Monday 11th April 2022 (minus 1st week)
  • Trinity Term: 12 noon on Monday 30th May 2022 (6th week)

Decisions

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.