The criteria for awarding Grants are the proven needs of the applicant and her academic calibre. Competition is very great so not all qualifying applicants will receive a Grant. Grants are offered on a needs basis therefore not all grants will be for the maximum sum quoted for the grant. 

Funds For Women Graduates (FfWG) does NOT provide funds for:

                 ​• Undergraduate degrees
                 • A second first degree
                 • University or college fees
                 • Students looking to start a course in the next academic year
                 • Fieldwork outside Great Britain
                 • Conferences, exhibitions or seminars either overseas or within Great Britain
                 • Travel costs outside Great Britain
                 • Students who have not completed six months of their course at the time of application

Foundation Grants (Terms on which Grants are given)

 • Women graduates from UK and overseas are eligible to apply.
• They must be studying in Great Britain and in their final fee paying or writing up year of PhD or DPhil.
• Any subject or field of study will be considered.
• There is no upper age limit.
• Evidence of ability to pay fees is required.
• Students reading for a part-time PhD or DPhil will be eligible to apply from their third year onwards.
• The Grants will be a contribution towards living expenses for one year’s academic study or research.
• The amount of the Foundation Grant awarded will be decided by FfWG.
• Grant holders must submit a written report at the end of the academic year for which the grant was awarded.

  • Emergency Grants (Terms on which Grants are given) 

    You must be studying and resident in Great Britain during your study period

    • Women Graduates from Great Britain and overseas are eligible to apply.
    • There is no upper age limit.
    • Evidence of ability to pay fees is required.
    • An Emergency grant is not a ‘top up’ award; most students are short of money.
    ​ • These are one-off payments to assist with completion of an academic year’s work.

    Guidance on answering section 12:-  Where it reads:- x months remaining =  this means the monthly amount times the number of months funding is required for i.e.  500.00 per month x 6 months = 3000.00 or in the income 0.00 x 6 months = 0.00.  


    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 within two months of the closing date then you should assume that you have been unsuccessful.  You may e-mail for the result if you are unsure.

    If you have any queries regarding your application please e-mail


Theodora Bosanquet Bursary (Terms on which Grants are given)

Founded in memory of Theodora Bosanquet, MBE, BSc(London), (1881 – 1961), the writer and administrator, this Bursary is offered annually to women postgraduate students whose research in HISTORY or ENGLISH LITERATURE and requires a short residence in London in the summer.

• It provides ACCOMMODATION (only) in a hall of residence for up to 4 weeks between mid June and mid September
• Women postgraduate students from Great Britain and overseas are eligible to apply.
• There is no upper age limit.
• Only two bursaries are awarded per year.

​Please contact us for details of how to apply.