A grant from the Andrew Mason Memorial Fund may be made each year to a Balliol undergraduate of any nationality, for a summer vacation research project/internship in the sciences (including Engineering, Mathematics and Economics). The award is to enable a student to undertake an academic project/internship of special interest which may be related to, but does not form a direct part of, an Oxford degree programme. The project may last up to eight weeks. Students intending to pursue postgraduate work in a discipline other than that embraced by their undergraduate degree are especially warmly encouraged to apply.
Any Balliol undergraduate student.
Up to a maximum of £2,000, depending on the nature of the project. Where funding permits, it might be possible to award two scholarships.
In all cases of travel, whether as part of a course (e.g. field work, year abroad, medical elective) or an extra-curricular activity (e.g. a project for which College has provided financial support, a College reading party, or Pathfinder award), students are responsible for taking out appropriate medical and travel insurance for the whole of their time away, including any independent trips made alongside, and for consulting relevant travel advice, for instance as provided by the Foreign Office. Reading party participants are expected to sign waivers prior to departure. Students are not permitted to travel to countries or regions for which appropriate travel insurance cannot be obtained.
If have any queries about the Andrew Mason Scholarship, please contact the Student Finance Officer.