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.

Find out more about our connection with BFWG
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“I received my Foundation Grant as I neared the completion of my PhD. It was extremely helpful to me as I was able to complete my thesis within my desired time frame. After completing my PhD, I enjoyed six years working in Cambridge’s thriving IT industry. Although few pure mathematicians can claim to have used their research outside of academia,I was delighted to be given the opportunity to work for Spatial Technology Ltd. I continue to work for them as a contractor back home in New Zealand.”

Dr Audrey Tan Hayes
DPMMS, University of Cambridge

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