Grants for travel and special projects

Applications are now open for Hilary Term Travel and Special Project Grants.

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.

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.
  • Value: Up to £500 over the length of the course.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 2nd week (27th January)
  • Application form: ht20 ug travel grant application

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.
  •  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
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 2nd week (27th January)
  • Application form: ht20 pg 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.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 2nd week (27th January)
  • Application form: ht20 bmbch travel grant application

Alice Horsman Scholarships for Alumni

  • Purpose:
    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.
  • Deadline: 12 noon on Monday of 2nd week (27th January)
  • Application form: ht20 horsman scholarship application

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: Applications have now closed.

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

The Dr Stephanie Dalley Award 

This award enables 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.

Students can be awarded up to £4,000, and the award is made annually. Applications have now closed.

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).

Travel Grant to Russia or the Former Soviet Union

A travel grant is available to support undergraduates or graduates with travel cost to either Russia or the former Soviet Union.

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.