Travel and Special Project Grants for Graduates

Trinity Term 2021 application form

Funding is available 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.

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.

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 email any evidence of estimated or actual costs to the Scholarships and Funding Officer. Please include TSPG2021 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be forwarded to College Advisers for their comments.

Application deadline

Applications must be received from the Supervisor by 12 noon on Monday of 6th week (31st May). It is not possible to consider applications received after this deadline.

Project deadline

The planned travel or project must start after Wednesday of 8th week (16th June). It is not possible to be considered for retrospective funding unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Decisions

All applications will be acknowledged once the deadline has passed. Decisions will be made by the Somerville College Travel and Special Project Grants Committee in June.

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.