- Are you eligible?
The Trust awards grants to postgraduate PhD students, whether from overseas or from the UK, to help meet tuition costs, but only in respect of the last year of their course.
- Students must be studying at a university in the UK.
- The Trust will only provide a one-off grant to postgraduate PhD students therefore if you have received a grant previously you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding to help with a different course.
- The Trust does not support students undertaking a postgraduate diploma/certificate, or Masters degree (such as an MA, MSc, MBA, LLM, MEd, Mphil, Mres).
Applications must be submitted as soon as possible or at least three months before you start the final year of your PhD course. The Trust will only make payment of funding for Postgraduate Students in September or January, depending on when your course starts.
We only accept applications submitted online using the correct application form. Any applications sent by post, email or fax will not be considered.
All applications will be acknowledged and a decision will usually be given within three months of the application. No progress reports will be given and no correspondence will be entered into in the meantime.
Before submitting the form please ensure that you have the following information ready:
- Personal Details
Name, address, nationality, date of birth and student number supplied by your University.
- Course information
Details of qualifications you already have; name of your current university, title of course being studied, start date and duration of the course you are applying for help in funding and the date on which you will commence your final year of study.
- Grant Amount
Please be specific in the amount you wish the Trust to consider and the reasons for which you are applying for this grant.
- Beneficiary Details
Grant cheques will not be paid to the applicant but to the University at which they are studying. Please ensure you have the name and address that the cheque should be made out to.
Any additional details or supporting documentation you wish the Trustees to consider.
- Funding Decision
The Trustees aim to consider all applications within three months of receiving them and endeavour to inform all successful and unsuccessful applicants within this time frame.
The Funding Offer
The maximum grant the Trustees will make is £4,000.
We will write to all successful applicants stating the size of the grant offer. This might not be for the amount that you requested. All grant cheques will be paid to the University at which you are studying and sent directly to them before you commence your final year.
Funding is provided on the understanding that you are attending the University and if you do not commence your final year of studies the grant is to be returned.
The Trust will only provide a one-off grant to postgraduate PhD students and therefore if you have received a grant previously you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding to help with a different course.
If you are not successful in your application the Trustees will not reconsider a repeat application from you for the same funding requirements.