Funding from the School is available to support student vacation activities.
Funding is available to support vacation activities which will:
- Enhance your learning experience (for example a research visit, summer school).
- Enhance your employability (for example a training course, short-term internship).
It is expected that funds will mainly be used towards travel and/or workshop/conference fees. Accommodation costs may also be funded but subsistence costs are generally not funded. The maximum limit for funding is normally £1,000, although we may be able to fund exceptional applications at a higher level if budget is available.
Here are some possible opportunities you may be able to apply for the funding:
Funding is not available for summer research projects which are undertaken within the School as these are covered by the School Vacation Scholarship programme.
Priority will be given to students on a degree programme owned by the School of Mathematics.
For final year students priority will be given to those who are intending to go onto further study (for example at MSc or PhD level).
Funding may be available to students on joint degrees owned by another School, although there are other sources of funding available such as the Student Experience Grant scheme (SEG). SEG applications are generally open mid-September to the end of October.
Applications are accepted from 1st February to 31st March each year. Complete the application form, and submit electronically to Inge Erdal by midnight on 31st March. Late applications will not be considered.
How applications are considered
Applications will be considered by an appropriate panel and decisions made within 4 weeks of the closing date. A condition of funding is that successful candidates provide a brief summary report on the activity undertaken and how this has been helpful to them. We will consider the following:
The strength of the application in terms of how the applicant will benefit from the activity being proposed.
How well the application is written.
We will look favourably on those applications where other funding has been applied for or secured. For example, we strongly recommend that you also apply for a Student Experience Grant. Generally, around half of applications are funded.