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Deadline: 4 April 2011

Foundation Grants

Terms on which the grants are given:-

Women graduates from Britain and overseas are eligible to apply
They must be studying  in the academic year 2011 2012  in Great Britain for a postgraduate doctoral award e.g. PhD, D.Phil.
Any subject or field of study will be considered
There is no upper age limit
The aim of the scheme is to help students complete their programme and so, in the 2011 round applications will only be accepted from students intending to complete and submit their thesis before the end of the academic year 2011 2012.
Evidence of ability to pay fees is required
The competition is open to both full-time and part-time students.
The Grants will be a contribution only towards the living expenses of one year’s academic study or research

The amount of the Foundation Grant will be decided by FfWG, but normally will not exceed £6,000.  All our grants are offered on a needs basis and therefore not all grants will be for £6,000.   Closing date for the return of applications: Monday 4 April 2011 .  The last date to request an application will be Thursday 24 March.  The Foundation’s decision is final and no subsequent correspondence will be entered into.

Grant holders must submit a written report on their year’s work within six weeks of the end of their academic year.


Application forms for a Foundation Grant may be obtained by e-mail only from The Grants Administrator at:-


Please note that the closing date for the return of application forms is Monday 4 April 2011 .
The application form must be completed on a computer and returned by e-mail to A hard signed copy of your application must be returned to the Grants Administrator at the address on the form.
Before returning the completed form answer all questions on the form, do not enter ‘see C.V.’
Ensure you have included:-
Evidence of acceptance for the relevant year
A brief summary of your thesis (one side of A4), if applicable
A copy of your first degree
A postal order, made payable to BFWG Charitable Foundation, for the administration fee of £12 must be returned by post together with a hard signed copy of the application form and all enclosures.


The application form must be completed on a computer and returned by e-mail to The hard signed copy together with all enclosures should be sent by post to the address on the form.

Do not send publications, audio tapes, video tapes, slides or original certificates
Do not stick pieces of paper to the application form
Do not use staples for attaching enclosures

Obtain the consent of your referees before submitting their names and draw their attention to the closing date for your application. ONE OF YOUR REFERENCE FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY YOUR TUTOR OR SUPERVISOR .  Without both references applications will not be considered.

It is your responsibility to ensure your references arrive at our office before the closing date of Monday 4 April 2011 .

FfWG would like to thank you for taking the time to complete your application form.  FfWG strives to maximize the amount of funds used to make grants and in order to do so you will only be informed of the result of your application if you are successful.  If you have not heard from FfWG by 31 August 2010 then you should assume that you have been unsuccessful.  You may e-mail for the result if you are unsure.

You can be assured that all applications meeting the stated criteria will be considered sympathetically but remember that FfWG’s funds are limited and not all who apply will receive a grant.

If you have any queries regarding your application, including checking that your references have arrived, you should e-mail or telephone the Grants Administrator on 01732 321139.

Please be aware that if you are successful with your application form you will be required to supply proof of identity before any payment will be made.  This can be one of the following:-

Copy of identity page of your Passport

Copy of a full EU/UK Driving License

Student Card from a British University


BFWG Charitable Foundation Grants for Women

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