Student Awards

Please note that the deadline for all Trinity Term applications is now MONDAY OF 6TH WEEK (1ST JUNE). If you have any queries about student funding, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer (scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk).

Travel and Special Project Grants

If you have a special project or travel plans relating to your studies, Somerville may be able to support you. Funding is available for conferences, courses, expeditions, fieldwork and research, as well as events taking place in Oxford.

We also have funding available for altruistic projects, even if they aren’t directly related to your academic work. In the past, we have funded students who worked on a public library project in Ghana or taught English in a refugee camp in Kenya. Please visit Development Awards for more information.

Undergraduate Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: Matriculated undergraduate students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies. Visiting students are not able to apply. The planned project or travel must start after Wednesday of 8th week (17th June).
  • Value: Up to £500 over the length of the course.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Graduate Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: Matriculated graduate students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies. Visiting students are not able to apply. The planned project or travel must start after Wednesday of 8th week (17th June).
  • Value:
    • 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 and four year courses can apply for up to £1,000
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: Clinical Medicine and Graduate Entry Medicine students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies. The planned project or travel must start after Wednesday of 8th week (17th June).
  • Value: Up to £1,250 over the length of the course.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Alice Horsman Scholarships for Alumni

The purpose of the Alice Horsman Fund 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: (a) broaden their experience of other countries and their peoples or (b) carry out research
  2. To support alumni in a significant career change.

 

  • Eligibility: All Somerville alumni are eligible with the exception of BMBCH students at other Oxford colleges.
  • Value: £1,000.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Sports and Wellbeing Student Awards

The Sports and Wellbeing Fund has been established to support the activities of Somerville students across a wide variety of sports, to promote physical activity as well as to develop and support the wellbeing of our community. Students can apply for funding to cover the membership and participation in University wide sports and teams, including kit, specialist training and costs of attending fixtures and tours beyond Oxford.

  • Eligibility: All matriculated and enrolled students are eligible, with the exception of those on report or probation. Visiting students are not able to apply.
  • Value: Normally up to £500.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Internship Awards

Funding is available from the Catherine Hughes Fund and the Stephanie Dalley Fund to support internships, research placements and unpaid experiences during the Long Vacatiion.

  • Eligibility: All matriculated and enrolled students are eligible. Visiting students are not able to apply.
  • Value: Up to £4,000.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Alice Horsman Grants for Finalists

Funding is available to support finalists who will be undertaking a project involving travel, research or further study that will enhance their career prospects.

  • Eligibility: All enrolled students are eligible. Visiting students are not able to apply. The planned project must start after the student has completed their course.
  • Value: Normally up to £500.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Medical Fund Scholarships

These awards are made to academically excellent Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students.

  • Eligibility: All enrolled Clinical Medicine and Graduate Entry Medicine students who will be continuing their course in 2020/21 are eligible.
  • Value: £1,000.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Somerville College Alumni Scholarships

Funding is available to support academically outstanding alumi to return to Somerville College for graduate study.

  • Eligibility: All alumni and finallists who have been offered a place at Somerville for graduate study from 2020/21.
  • Value: £1,500.
  • Application form: This will be uploaded in April.
  • Application process: Applications should be emailed to scholarships.funding.officer@some.ox.ac.uk.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (1st June).

Other awards

Rhabanus Maurus Awards

  • Eligibility: Current undergraduates or graduates reading Modern Languages or one of its joint schools who require financial support for a project which contributes to their intellectual and personal development.
  • Value: Up to £1,000.

Several of our awards have been made possible by the generosity of our alumni. If you think you might be eligible for any of this funding, please apply for a Travel and Special Project Grant using the appropriate application form:

Dr Stephanie Dalley Fund

To enable Somerville students to intern in a non-profit organisation, be it cultural or charitable. The award is made possible through the generosity of a Somervillian in honour of their College Tutor and esteemed Assyriologist, Dr Dalley.

Maria and Tina Bentivoglio Fund

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates in the Arts or Sciences.

Carmen Blacker Fund

To support undergraduates with travel connected to the study of religion.

Rita Bradshaw Fund

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates.

Janet Treloar Anna Akhmatova Fund

To allow Somerville undergraduates to visit the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St Petersburg.

Anne Clements Fund

To support undergraduates or graduates with travel in connection with their studies or international affairs.

Joan and Don Dixson Fund

Two awards are available. The first is to cover travel expenses in the former GDR and/or Berlin. The second is for travel expenses in the former Eastern bloc countries (ex-GDR).

Travel Grant to Russia or the Former Soviet Union

To support undergraduates or graduates with travel costs to either Russia or the former Soviet Union.

Geiringer Fund

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates.

Olive Sayce Fund

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates studying Modern Languages.

Daphne Robinson Fund

To be used by an undergraduate who is not studying a language as part of her/his degree course but needs a language to help with her/his studies.


Grant for Books, Research Materials and Medical Equipment

Somerville provides certain grants to reimburse the cost of books, research materials and medical equipment.