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Awards available to Students in Residence

The College has some funds available to students currently in residence. There is a formal process for applying and regrettably incomplete applications cannot be considered.    

In the interests of transparency, please be advised that any successful applicant must submit a brief account of their experiences to the Senior Tutor. The report may be forwarded to the Development Office and Donor in the case of named awards, as well as included in the St Edmund’s bi-annual Student Research booklet.   

If you have any queries please contact the Tutorial Office.  

Awards for Conference Attendance, Academic Related Travel, Fieldwork and Projects

St Edmund’s Student Support Awards for Academic Travel

These awards are up to £500 and can be used for part-funding or full funding.  

Santander Travel Awards

These are made possible by the generosity of Santander to the value of £1000. A Santander Award of any kind may only be given once. These awards are usually made in the Lent Term and there are five awards of £1,000 available.

Santander awards

These are made possible by the generosity of Santander and are made to students continuing onto a PhD degree from a Master’s at St Edmund’s and to give a one-off start-up grant to Access students. There is no separate application for these awards.

Cherry Hume Prize for Science

This is a single award of £500 made in the Lent term to a student undertaking fieldwork or travel in any area of the Sciences. The recipient is expected to submit a brief report to the Senior Tutor on their experience which will be forwarded to the Donor.  

Application Process

Applications should consist of the following: a completed application form (submitted via the College Support Ticket System using the Academic & Travel Award form) with written support (this can be an email sent direct to the Tutorial Office) from your Director of Studies (Undergraduates) or Supervisor (Graduates) and your Tutor together with a  projected budget, receipts or printouts of the anticipated costs, letter of invitation or conference registration or a research outline. A sample application is available.

A sub-committee of the Tutorial Committee meets to discuss applications at the Division of each term (and once in the Long vacation). Completed applications should be submitted by the deadline to the Tutorial Office.

Round Applications to be Submitted by Meeting (week of) Specific Awards Notification of outcome

Michelmas Term

12noon on 4 November

9 November

Santander

Instrumental Awards date tbc

23 November

Lent Term End of Day 5 February 13 February

Cherry Hume

American Alumni

Santander Travel Awards

 

Easter Term

End of day on 14 May 21 May    

Long Vacation

TBC TBC   TBC

Restrictions?

Priority is given to students who have not previously applied, students may apply more than once unless otherwise stated.

Funding will not be awarded for food costs.  It is expected that the most economical (overall) routes and accommodation will be chosen.

The College regrets that it is not possible to consider applications from students once they have submitted. The College is also unable to consider applications for proofreading and editing of theses or thesis binding costs.

Awards for Other Purposes

St Edmund’s Student Support Award for Language Courses

The College has limited funding to assist students wishing to attend language courses. Priority is given to students for whom this is an integral part of their academic course and awards can only be made once. Please apply via the College Support Ticket System using the Amenities Form and include proof of the booking and payment.

Faraday Award

The Faraday Institute is able to offer a limited number of bursaries for student members of St Edmund’s College to attend one of the Faraday courses. Each Bursary covers the full cost of the Course Fee and food (apart from breakfast). For details see Faraday-St Edmund's College Bursaries.

Tenth Term PhD Students

For overrunning PhD students, limited help may be available. Please apply via the College Support Ticket System using the Student Support Form in consultation with your Tutor, together with the Student Budget Planner and other supporting documents.

Student Support Awards for Hardship

There are limited funds available for unanticipated hardship. Please apply via the College Support Ticket System using the Student Support Form in consultation with your Tutor, together with the Student Budget Planner and other supporting documents. These will be considered on a case by case basis by the Financial Tutor.  You may also make an appointment to speak to the Financial Tutor. 

Awards for Sports, Music and Amenities

The College has limited funds available to help with the cost of sports, arts and other extra curricular activities for those in demonstrable need. Please apply via the College Support Ticket System using the Amenities Form and include proof of any costs.

College Instrumental Awards

College Instrumental Awards, which are tenable for one year, are valued at £50 per annum. In addition, holders of the awards may claim up to a maximum of £250 per annum for music lessons. The award is tenable for one year and is open to all mature undergraduates and graduate students except organ scholars (but including previous holders of the scholarship). Successful applicants will be expected to take an active part in the musical life of the College and to perform, where appropriate, in College concerts. Applicants for Instrumental Awards will be required to perform a prepared piece or pieces lasting not longer than seven minutes. They should, where necessary, arrange to provide their own accompanists.

Awards are made in Michaelmas Term. If you are interested in applying you may like to speak to the Director of Studies in Music, Mr Matthew Schellhorn.

Anything not covered above

Please make a case by writing to the Senior Tutor and Financial Tutor together with any relevant supporting documentation and a supporting statement from your Tutor and Director of Studies / Supervisor.