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 £1,000.
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.
Students in the non-final year of a degree programme owned by the School of Mathematics are eligible. Unfortunately, the fund is not open 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 and mid-February to the end of March.
Applications are accepted from 1 February to 31 March each year. Complete the application form, and submit electronically to Marieke Blair by midnight on 31 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.