Grants for travel and special projects

If you have a special project or travel plans relating to your studies, the College may well have funding available to support you. 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 see http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/research/about-mtst/development-awards/ for more information.

Funding is available for conferences, courses, expeditions, fieldwork and research, as well as events taking place here in Oxford. Medicine students can apply for funding for medical electives. If you can’t see an award here that matches your interests or financial needs exactly, or if the deadline has passed, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Graduate Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: Graduate students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies.
  • Value: £350 per year up to a maximum of £1,000 for a three year course.
  • Trinity Term application deadline: Monday 15th April 2019
  • Trinity Term application form: tt19 pg travel grant application

Please note that graduate students will have another opportunity to apply for funding in 6th week of Trinity Term.

Undergraduate Travel and Special Project Grants

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies.
  • Value: Up to £500 over the length of the course.
  • Trinity Term application deadline: Monday 15th April 2019
  • Trinity Term application form: tt19 ug travel grant application

Clinical Medicine 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.
  • Value: Up to £1,250 over the length of the course.
  • Trinity Term application deadline: Monday 15th April 2019
  • Trinity Term application form: tt19 bmbch travel grant application

Please note that BMBCH students will have another opportunity to apply for funding in 6th week of Trinity Term.

Alice Horsman Scholarships for Alumni

  • Eligibility: Alumni who are in need of financial support for a project involving travel, research or further study that is intended to enhance career prospects. Please note that this scholarship cannot be used to fund the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at other Oxford colleges.
  • Value: Up to £2,000 although most awards are up to £1,000.
  • Trinity Term application deadline: Monday 3rd June 2019
  • Trinity Term application form: This will be available to download from mid-April.

Alice Horsman Grants for Finalists

  • Eligibility: Finalists who are in need of financial support for a project involving travel, research or further study that is intended to enhance career prospects. Please note that the project must start after your course completion date.
  • Value: Up to £500, including the value of any travel grants previously awarded.
  • Trinity Term application deadline: Monday 3rd June 2019
  • Trinity Term application form: This will be available to download from mid-April.

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.
  • Application deadline: Friday 26th April 2019
  • Application process: Information has been emailed to eligible students.

Several of our awards have been made possible by the generosity of our alumni:

Maria and Tina Bentivoglio Travel Grant

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

Carmen Blacker Travel Grant

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

Rita Bradshaw Travel Grant

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates.

The Janet Treloar Anna Akhmatova Travel Grant

The Janet Treloar Anna Akhmatova Travel Grant provides funding to allow Somerville Undergraduates to visit the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St Petersburg.
Funding Available: £500.

Anne Clements Travel Grant

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

Joan and Don Dixson Travel Grant

Two grants 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).

Geiringer Travel Grant

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates.

Olive Sayce Travel Grant

To support travel for undergraduates or graduates studying Modern Languages.

Daphne Robinson Award

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.

If you think you might be eligible for any of these awards, please apply for a Travel and Special Project Grant using the appropriate application form:


Grants for Books, Research Materials and Medical Equipment

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


Awards for academic achievement

Medical Fund Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Clinical Medicine and Graduate Entry Medicine students who will be continuing their course in 2019/20.
  • Value: £1,000.
  • Application deadline: Monday 15th April 2019
  • Application form: 2019 medical fund scholarship application

Somerville College Alumni Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Alumni who will be starting a new graduate course at Somerville from 2019/20.
  • Value: £1,500.
  • Application deadline: Monday 3rd June 2019
  • Application form: This will be available to download from mid-April.