The College is able to make a small number of grants to Balliol postgraduates towards the expenses of academic projects, research, conferences or travel which cannot be financed from any other source. Graduates may also apply for assistance towards costs involved in the production of a thesis, on production of receipts to the Student Finance Officer. Applications must be made in advance of the project to be undertaken.
All graduate members of Balliol. Only one grant is awarded per academic year. We do not consider grant applications for projects that take place after final exams and/or submission of the thesis.
Up to £100 for those on postgraduate Taught Courses and up to £250 for those on postgraduate research courses. Payment will usually be made as battels credit upon submission of receipts and a brief written report.
Graduates may apply once a year, at any time in the course of an academic year, for a grant. To apply, please complete a Graduate Project Grant Application. Upon submission of your application, your College Adviser will be automatically notified of your application and asked to comment on it.
Upon completion of your project, please complete a Graduate Project Grant Payment Request form. You will be asked to upload a brief written report (approximately one page of A4) and evidence of expenditure in the form of receipts.
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 you have any queries about Graduate Project Grants or have any trouble using the application forms, please contact the Student Finance Officer.