FfWG is an educational charity whose objective is to promote ‘the advancement of education and promotion of higher education and wider learning of women graduates’ by providing grants specifically for living expenses to Women during their UK based postgraduate studies, with the aim of positively impacting their future career and our society as a whole.

The Charity is a subsidiary of the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) with which its history is richly entwined. BFWG itself also promotes research by women graduates in the final year of a PhD, or completing postdoctoral research, by the provision of BFWG Scholarships (Academic Awards).

​For purposes of registration both as a limited company in England (No. 206171) and as a charity under the Charities Act 1960 (No. 312903), the name BFWG Charitable Foundation has been retained. However, in order to distinguish its work more clearly from that of its parent company, FfWG was registered as the Charity’s Trading Name in 2006.

BFWG, founded in 1907, is a leading Graduate Women’s Organisation in England and Wales. It is part of a large International Graduate Community  In a spirit of friendship it brings women of all generations together – locally, nationally and internationally;  our vision is to build a better life for women in and through education.

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“The award of a Foundation Grant was tremendously important to me. I self-funded my PhD, largely through the generosity of my parents, but I supplemented this through part-time work in the college bar and some teaching, and applied to each and every source of funding I could identify. The Foundation Grant was one of a number of awards I received in my third year. As well as the obvious assistance it provided, I took it as a vote of confidence in my abilities and potential at a time of considerable anxiety and self-doubt.”

Dr Jenny Macleod
History, University of Cambridge

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