A grant from Record PLC has made it possible to provide financial support to current Balliol undergraduates taking part in projects that aim to have a positive impact on individuals, communities, or society in general, either in the UK and abroad. There is no requirement for the project be directly related to the course of study.
Any enrolled Balliol undergraduate student
Up to £3000. Payment will usually be made as battels credit upon submission of proof of expenditure. We expect to make up to 4 awards in each academic year.
A call for applications will be circulated by email by the Student Finance Officer in early Hilary Term in conjunction with the Undergraduate Academic Project grant applications. Subject or personal tutors are invited by the Student Finance Officer to comment on the proposals.
Final decisions will be made at the meeting of the Student Finance Committee in 5th week of Hilary Term.
If your application is successful: To claim funds, please complete a Project Grant Payment Request form. You will be asked to upload evidence of expenditure and a report on your project.
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 Westerman Pathfinders 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 the Foreign Office travel advice. 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.
These awards are funded by Record Currency Management Ltd, founded by Neil Record (Balliol 1972).