Travel and research funding for graduate students
The College has several funds which provide support for research and related activities, including travel and conference attendance, by graduate students who are members of Fitzwilliam College. All of these funds derive from the generosity of alumni. The maximum support available is £400 per year, and no single award will normally exceed £250. There is one application form to cover all funds.
Fitzwilliam Trust Research Fund
This fund is open to all graduate students. The Fitzwilliam Trust Research Fund provides funding for travel that is directly concerned with research, including conference attendance. However, in most circumstances the Fund will not provide funding for expeditions and field-work which are a normal part of a research programme.
Hirst Player Fund
Members of the College who have taken or are intending to take Holy Orders (in a Christian Church which is a member of the World Council of Churches) are eligible to apply for a bursary in order to attend a particular conference or course or to undertake specified projects in connection with their training.
Edgar Palmer Fund
Established to benefit members of the College from Universities of the British Commonwealth engaged in graduate study or research in Medicine or Biological subjects. Preference will be given to graduates who are citizens of Australia. Grants may be made for research or travel or for such other purposes as are deemed fit.
Dick Haywood Fund
Provides bursaries or general financial assistance to students studying in the field of international relations. Priority will be given to students who wish to participate in the University's Global Security Programme.
Provides support for medical or veterinary electives and other medical and veterinary educational objectives of current or former undergraduate or graduate students of the College prior to their entry on the Medical Register or the Veterinary Register.
Environmental Studies Fund
Provides support for undergraduates and postgraduates engaged in academic study related to Environmental Studies with a preference for those working in the areas of Plant Science, Geography, Conservation Biology, Ecology and Zoology.
Student Opportunities Fund
The Fund, established in 2009 through donations from members of the College, offers assistance to graduate and undergraduate students in taking advantage of extra-curricular activities.