Travel and Special Project Grants for Graduates

Funding is available from Somerville towards the cost of course-related travel and projects. This could include conferences, courses, expeditions, field trips and research, as well as events taking place in Oxford.

Application form

The application form for Hilary Term will be available to download in December.

Eligibility

Enrolled graduate students who are in the first four years of their course are eligible for this funding. Please note that the following students are not eligible:

  • Students who are on suspension
  • Visiting students
  • Associate students
  • Students beyond the fourth year of their course

Applicants should be in need of financial support for travel or projects relating to their studies. Applicants should ensure that they also apply to other funding sources such as department or faculty travel grants.

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

Students should complete the application form and email it to their Supervisor, copying in the Scholarships and Funding Officer. They should also send evidence of any estimated or actual costs to the Scholarships and Funding Officer by the same deadline. Applications will be forwarded to College Advisers for their comments.

Application deadlines

For Hilary Term, applications must be received from the Supervisor by 12 noon on Monday of 2nd week (25th January). The application deadlines for other terms are:

  • Early Trinity Term: Monday of minus 1st week (12th April)
  • Late Trinity Term: Monday of 6th week (31st May)

Project deadlines

For Hilary Term, the planned travel or project must start after Wednesday of 4th week (10th February). It is not possible to be considered for retrospective funding unless there are exceptional circumstances. The project deadlines for other terms are:

  • Early Trinity Term: Wednesday of 1st week (28th April)
  • Late Trinity Term: Wednesday of 8th week (16th June)

Decisions

All applications will be acknowledged once the deadline has passed. 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.