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Postgraduate travel funds

Thanks to the generosity of alumni of the College and other donors, the College is able to provide financial support for research and related activities, including travel and conference attendance. All postgraduate students are eligible to apply each year of their study.

The maximum support available for a full time student is £800 per year (there is a pro-rata rate for part-time students).  Most awards are made at a lower rate, but more than one application per year may be made.

Application process

  • Please download the form (PDF and Word formats available below). Complete your section and ask your Supervisor or Course Director to comment.  

  • Once you and your Supervisor/DOS have completed the form, please send it, as an email attachment, to your Graduate Tutor.

  • Application Form - MSWord Format

  • Application Form - PDF Format


You must apply before you travel.

Deadline for application, to support any travel or project undertaken before 30 September, is 1 June


Please see a list of available postgraduate travel funds. Specific funds do not need to be quoted on the application form.


Read about some of the projects the travel funding has been used for.

Fitz PhD student Areeb Mahtey presented his research on the discovery of a new DNA base at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Organic Division poster symposium this month.
Postgraduate student Bluebell Drummond enjoyed an intellectual and cultural exchange when she visited Japan as part of her PhD research.
Fitzwilliam College PhD student Robert Law (Glaciology 2017) uses new fibre optic technology to take extremely high resolution temperature profiles through fast flowing ice in Greenland. 
Carbon offsetting for postgraduate travel

Find out about our innovative programme to carbon offset postgraduate travel.

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