Travel Fund/Finley Bursary Information Notes

Travel grants are not available for work/travel that is essential to a candidate’s studies, as this is expected to have been factored into the financial conditions for admission to the University, but other research-related travel may be supported. Two sources are available for the support of academic travel by Graduate members. Please indicate on the application form which source you are applying for.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a fee-paying member of the college upon application.
  • You must have a supporting statement from your supervisor.

Please note that you can only receive one travel grant per academic year.

Darwin College Travel Fund & St John's Fund

The Darwin College Travel Fund and the St John’s Fund are allocated by competition once a term with three corresponding deadlines as detailed below. Applications are judged by the Deputy Dean, Dr Matthew Jones.

There are no fixed criteria used for selecting successful candidates, but factors such as academic merit, active participation in any meetings or conferences attended and the likelihood of the candidate being able to meet the total cost will be taken into account. It is normally expected that the funding will be for travel undertaken during the current academic year. Each candidate may be awarded a grant of up to £150 (and typically no more than 80% of the total applied for if this is less than £150) which will be paid directly into the candidate’s bank account.

Every awardee is required to submit a brief report (100-200 words) to the Deanery upon completion of their travel and provide receipts of relevant expenses.

The deadline for completed applications is the final day of each full term:-

Michaelmas Term - Friday, 2 December 2016
Lent Term - Friday, 10 March 2017
Easter Term - Friday, 9 June 2017

Finley Bursaries

In the second category are Finley Bursaries, which are awarded annually by competition and applications are again judged by the Deputy Dean. Three bursaries are usually awarded offering financial support of up to £300 towards the cost of research related travel. Applications are judged on a wide range of criteria, although applicants from Arts and Humanities, for whom alternative sources of funding are often limited, will be favoured.

The deadline for completed applications is:- Friday, 24 February 2017

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