Postgraduate Student Scholarship

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust


Grant amount: Up to £4,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Degree requirements: Applicants must be on the last year of their PhD

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Overview:

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in 1979 by their son and daughter in law, John and Elnora. Its objectives have closely followed the interests of the Ferguson family in their commitment to education, peace and development in the Third World. In 1997, the substantial holding of Taylor and Francis shares became valuable when the publishing company was floated, and its subsequent merger with Informa further enhanced the value of the shares in the Trust. Over the last 15 years, more than £30 million has been distributed to a range of charities working in the UK and overseas.

Postgraduate Student Scholarships

The Trust awards grants to postgraduate PhD students, whether from overseas or from the UK, to help meet tuition costs, but only in respect of the last year of their course. Students must be studying at a university in the UK.

The Trust will only provide a one-off grant to postgraduate PhD students in their final year of study, therefore if you have received a grant previously you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding to help with a different course.

Applications must be submitted as soon as possible or at least three months before you start the final year of your PhD course. The Trust will only make payment of funding for Postgraduate Students in September or January, depending on when your course starts.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Trust awards grants to postgraduate PhD students, whether from overseas or from the UK, to help meet tuition costs, but only in respect of the last year of their course.
  • Students must be studying at a university in the UK.

Ineligibility:

  • If you have received a grant previously you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding to help with a different course.
  • The Trust does not support students undertaking a postgraduate diploma/certificate, or Masters degree (such as an MA, MSc, MBA, LLM, MEd, Mphil, Mres).