Travel Awards and College Prizes

Applications for this year's Travel and Research Awards
are now open!

The Travel and Research awards can be used to help fund any travel or research associated with your studies taken place within the current academic year (October 2016-September 2017), even if only indirectly related. Previous awardees have used funding to allow them to present papers at international conferences, undertake research for their dissertation or PhD thesis, attend a career placement in Sri Lanka and write a play based on the human aspect of the EU migrant crisis. You can find further information about these, and all of the projects undertaken by previous awardees, on the 2014-15 and 2015-16 awardees page.

Hopefully the reports from our previous awardees will inspire you to make your own application for a Travel or Research Award and a summary of all the awards and prizes available in 2016-17 for Undergraduates and Postgraduates can be found below in the drop down Awards Overview. You can view the detailed award criteria and conditions by clicking on the name of the award. Please note that you can only apply for one award each year.

 

 The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 20th January 2017.

 

Applications for the Training Award and College Prizes; Kathleen Nixon Award, Mary MacPherson Prize, Dame Felicity Lott Bursary and Max Carey Memorial Prize will open on 30th January 2017. The deadline for these four awards will be 5pm on Friday 31st March 2017.

Undergraduate Students Awards Overview 

Irene Marshall Scholarship - This Scholarship is for travel, research or further study in the fields of Geography and Botany. Students applying from other departments in the Science Faculty will also be considered. Three awards of £750 each available.

Royal Holloway Travel Award - The funds for this award come from 4 sources: the Dame Margaret Tuke Travel Bursary, the Grenville Cole Travel Bursary, the Helen Shackleton Fund and the Lionel Butler Travel Award. Applications of between £200 and £2,000 are invited, depending on the travel undertaken. There is no set limit to the number of awards to be allocated, up to the fund's limit of £21,000.

Santander Travel Award - This award is generously funded by Santander to assist study/research overseas in the countries and institutions within the Banco Santander S.A. network. The Santander Universidades scheme covers institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China Columbia, Germany, Chana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA. Applications of between £200 and £1,500 are invited, depending on the travel undertaken. There is no set limit to the number of awards to be allocated, up to the fund's limit of £6,000.

Peter Marsh Prize - Open to Undergraduate students preferably in their second year of study pursuing a field project in ecology or conservation. Three awards of £250 each available.

Postgraduate (Taught / Research) Students Awards Overview 

Ethel Beatrice Abrahams Award - Open to Postgraduate students pursuing research or advanced studies in Greek. One award of £650 available.

Helen Cam Award - Open to current Postgraduate students/Research Fellows attached to the Department of History or History graduates of Royal Holloway. The award will provide a contribution towards exceptional research expenses for a student studying in one of the following fields:

  • Medieval History;
  • Legal and Constitutional Modern Western European History.

 There is one award of £500 available.

Irene Marshall Scholarship - This Scholarship is for travel, research or further study in the fields of Geography and Botany. Applications from students from other departments in the Science Faculty will also be considered. Three awards of £750 each available.

Royal Holloway Travel Award  - The funds for this award come from 4 sources: the Dame Margaret Tuke Travel Bursary, the Grenville Cole Travel Bursary, the Helen Shackleton Fund and the Lionel Butler Travel Award. Applications of between £200 and £2,000 are invited, depending on the travel undertaken. There is no set limit to the number of awards to be allocated, up to the fund's limit of £21,000.

Santander Travel Award - This award is generously funded by Santander to assist study/research overseas in the countries and institutions within the Banco Santander S.A. network. The Santander Universidades scheme covers institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China Columbia, Germany, Chana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay, USA. Applications of between £200 and £1,500 are invited, depending on the travel undertaken. There is no set limit to the number of awards to be allocated, up to the fund's limit of £6,000.

Una Ellis-Fermor Award - This Award is open to Postgraduate Research students to assist with the expenses of publishing scholarly work in the fields of English, Scandinavian or Irish Drama. One award of £1,250 available.

Application Process

All applications should be made via the Online Application Form. Before completing the application form, please read our guidance information which lists the information you need to include with your application, an example of the application form and the frequently asked questions for the Travel and Research Awards.

Please note that we are only able to accept one application per student. If you are undecided between applying for a specialist award (e.g. the Irene Marshall Scholarship) and a Travel Award, it is recommended that you apply for the specialist award. If you are unsuccessful in the specialist award but travel is involved, your application will automatically be considered for a Travel Award. 

Once you have decided which award or prize you wish to apply for:

  1. Read the guidance information to check you have all the necessary details to hand.
  2. Complete the Online Application Form and upload the relevant information for the award you are applying for. Any field marked with a * is compulsory. You will need to submit the form in one sitting as you are not able to save the form and return to complete it at a later date.
  3. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you entered on your form.
  4. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 20th January 2017.
  5. You will be informed by Friday 17th March 2017 whether your application has been successful.

If you have any queries regarding this process, please contact us at student-enquiries@royalholloway.ac.uk or 01784 414240.

Good luck with your application!

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FAQs
Contact Information
If you have any queries or problems regarding the Travel Awards or College Prizes, please contact student-enquiries@royalholloway.ac.uk or tel: 01784 414240
Award Notifications

Applicants for a Travel or Research Award will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 17th March 2017.

  

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