Grants, Bursaries & Fellowships

Alumni

FfWG achieves its objectives by awarding grants to help women graduates with their living expenses while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain.The first grant was awarded in 1993 and since that year the Charity has awarded over £3 million to several thousand women students. The following gives details of some of the beneficiaries, all have given their written permission to be listed on the Charity’s website.

Previous grant awardees

Grants Awarded 2020

  • Pankhuri Agarwal, Sociology Department, University of Bristol
  • Peace Ahens, Department of Social Work, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Shahad Al-Arkee, Pharmacy Department, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Rhosyn Almond, Department of Economics, University of East Anglia
  • Ola Anabtawi, Department of Biosciences, University of Nottingham
  • Armi Beatriz Bayot, Faculty of Law, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
  • Hui Ki Chan, Faculty of Education, Downing College, Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • Monalisa Chukwuma, Department of Media & Communications, University of London
  • Ruusa David, Department of Geography, Ustinov college, Durham University
  • Monique De Pace, Department of Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, University of Edinburgh
  • Yasmina El Chami, Department of Architecture, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge
  • Olivia Heal, Department of Literature, Drama & Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
  • Nicol Hilton, Faculty of Education, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • Syeda Marjia Hossain, Real Estate Department, University of Reading
  • Angela Jerome, University of Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Francesca Kaes, Department of History of Art, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
  • Eirini Kaptani, Department of Liberal Arts/Science, University of Greenwich
  • Jaskiren Kaur Karamjit Singh, Department of Education, Nottingham Trent University
  • Kayla Kemhadjian, History and English, Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, University of Leeds
  • Rana Khazbak, Department of Social Policy , London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Rebecca Lear, Department of Sport and Health Science, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter
  • Ye Seol Lee, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, University of London
  • Brittnee Leysen, Department of Celtic and Gaelic, Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow
  • Yang Li, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Leeds
  • Elizabeth Tianyu Li, Department of Psychology, UCL, University of London
  • Ruth Lloyd, Textiles Department, School of Design, Royal college of Art
  • Julia Marshall, Nuffield Department of Medicine,  St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
  • Melanie Miller, Department of Chemistry, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
  • Gillian Moore, English Department, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
  • Lisa Nais, Department of English, University of Aberdeen
  • Nolwazi Nadia Ncube, Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen
  • Lingzi Niu, School of biology, University of East Anglia
  • Edna Amelia Odida, Department of Political Science, UCL, University of London
  • Ifeoma Uchenna Onugha,, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Sohyeon Park, The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society’s (EGIS), Heriot-Watt University
  • Shannon Parrott, Department of Theology, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford
  • Xaman Pinheiro Minillo, Department of Politics, University of Bristol
  • Eleanor-Lucy Preston, Department of Archaeology, UCL, University of London
  • Anna Zoe Purkiss, Faculty of Education, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
  • Zohra Qobadi, Department of Human Sciences, London Metropolitan University
  • Thais Queiroz Morcatty, Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
  • Elizabeth Akinyi Ragonga, School of Management, University of Bradford
  • Katharina Richter, Department of Politics and International Relations, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Madison Rolls, Department of Classics, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Emma Rose, Psychology Department, The University of Roehampton
  • Irine Rosnes, Music Department, University of Huddersfield
  • Olga Rotar, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
  • Pori Saikia, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex
  • Elizabeth Luzie Schlappa, History Department, Newcastle University
  • Sophia Schroeder, Department of Law, University of London
  • Nancy Namisi Siboe, Department of Law, University of Portsmouth
  • Elena Spinell,i School of English, University of St Andrews
  • Simphiwe Laura Stewart, Geography Department, Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Sina Miriam Stuhlert, German Department, Faculty of Arts/ School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol
  • Devi Nandana Suchitra Devi, Faculty of Medicine, Newcastle University
  • Yi-Ying Sung, Department of Chemistry, University of St Andrews
  • Juhayna Taha, Department of Clinical Language, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
  • Pasang Tamang, Department of Human & health Science, University of Huddersfield
  • Han Tao, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex
  • Chiara Tinotti, Department of Medicine, University of London
  • Phuong-Anh Tran, Business School, University of Salford
  • Richa Vasan, Unit of Cancer and Stem Cell, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
  • Laura Williams, Department of Humanities, University of Chichester
  • Jae-Won Yoon, Department of English Literature, University of Warwick

Grants Awarded 2019

  • Jisan Afrin, Department of Economics, Reading University
  • Reema Ali, Department of Medicine, St Georges University Hospital
  • Eliza Maureen Altenhof, German Department, King’s College, University of London
  • Lindsey Joanne Amos, Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine , University of Strathclyde
  • Elisavet Andrikopoulou, Department of Computing, Portsmouth University
  • Cynthia Angba, School of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Royal Agricultural University
  • Yasmin Ara, Geography Department, Lancaster University
  • Valentina Ausserladscheider, Sociology Department, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
  • Katarzyna Baran, Geography Department, Homerton College, Cambridge University
  • Maria Barrera, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Catriona Bide, Department of American Studies, University of East Anglia
  • Sophie Brown, NMAHP Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Amanda Louise Brunton, Department of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Leanne Marie Cameron, School of Education , University of Bristol
  • Giulia Champion, English and Comparative Literary Studies and Hispanic Studies, University of Warwick
  • Iyllyana Binti Che Rosli, School of Law, University of Sussex
  • Jill Court, School of Education, University of Bristol
  • Shreshtha Das, Department of Global Studies, University of Sussex
  • Shreyashi Dasgupta, Department of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Shruti Dhaundiyal, Department of Land Economy, Queens College, University of Cambridge
  • Katherine Dunn, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Department, Edinburgh University
  • Anya Eber, Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, The University of Oxford
  • Temidayo Eseonu, Department of Politics, Manchester University
  • Syeda Bareeha Fatima, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen
  • Zeena Faulk, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Warwick
  • Nour Amr Adel Gazarin, Development Planning Unit, UCL, University of London
  • Samar Ghanem, Department of Economics, UnUniversity of East Anglia
  • Stacey Anne, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
  • Nicola Graham, Centre for Reproductive Health, School of Clinical Sciences, Edinburgh University
  • Anne-Marie Greenaway, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Reading
  • Eline Helmer, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), UCL, University of London
  • Loria-Mae Heywood, Law Department, University of Hull
  • Esme Hookway, School of Law, Policing and Forensics, Staffordshire University
  • Yasmin Hough, Department of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Shalmali Dattatraya Joshi, Psychology Department, Lancaster University
  • Sahar Khodabakhsh, Department of Social Sciences & Law, University of Bristol
  • Jacqueline Knight, Department of Art Design Architect, Plymouth University
  • Alice Ladur, Department of Health and Social Science, Bournemouth University
  • Natalie Joelle Landaw Mott, English Department, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Elizabeth Livingstone, Faculty Of Health, Social Care & Education, Kingston
  • University and St George’s, University of London
  • Abigail Monger, Psychology Department , Roehampton University
  • Dimitra Mouriki, Sociology Department, University of York
  • Eileen O’Neil, Business Department , Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Ngozi Onugha, Department of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS), Heriot-Watt University
  • Kaisa Pankakoski, School of Welsh, Cardiff University
  • Mirabel Pelton, CIRAL, Coventry University
  • Joanne Ruth Saripanidis, Department of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
  • H. Madhushala A. Senaratne, Department of Media and Film, University of Sussex
  • Asbahan Shahizan, Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University
  • Mengni Shen, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, Linacre College, Oxford University
  • Aminath Shiyama, School of Education, University of Bristol
  • Grace Elizabeth Stephenson, History Department, Durham University
  • Faiza Tayyab, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds
  • Nia Evelyn Thomas, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
  • Dilvin Usta Gumuscu, Sociology Department, The University of York
  • Caroline Mae Webb, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
  • Katie Anne Whiddon, CAWR, Coventry University
  • Anusha Udayangani Kumari Manike Wijeseka Wijesekara Mudiyanselage, Graduate Entry Medicine, School of medicine, University of Nottingham
  • Natalie Wright, School of English, University of Sussex
  • Yuanying Zhao, Department of Civil and environmental engineering, Imperial College, University of London
  • Anna Zolubak, School of Health Professions, Plymouth University

Grants Awarded 2018

  • Maram Mohammed Awadh Al-matari, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • Mya Alexander-Owen, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews
  • Valeh Amooi, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck University of London
  • Cynthia Angba, School of Agriculture, food and environment, Royal Agricultural University
  • Danai Avgeri, Geography Department, Queen Mary University of London
  • Aisha Bismillah, Department of Chemistry, Durham University
  • Naomi Carlebach, Department of Experimental Psychology, The University of Oxford
  • Jane Chang, Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College , University of London
  • Aleksandra Cieslar, Defence Studies Department, King’s College , University of London
  • Mercedes Crisostomo , Institute of the Americas (Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences), UCL, University of London
  • Claire Cullen, Blavatnik School of Government, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • Julie Dayot, Department of International Development ,Wolfson College, University of Oxford
  • Charis Eve Dishman, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College , University of London
  • Roxanne Douglas, Department of English & Comparative Literature, The University of Warwick
  • Andrea Garcia Gonzalez Humanities Department, University of Brighton
  • Lia Gilmour, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Clare Hammerton, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
  • Claudia Hartman, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, St Cross College, University of Oxford
  • Michaela Hubmann, Centre of African Studies, The University of Edinburgh
  • Jennifer Ariel Izaakson CRMEP (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy), Kingston University
  • Hanna Joelsson, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • Fatma Johns, Department of Fine Art, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Anum Tanveer Kiyani, Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University
  • Kiri Sarah Kolt History and Welsh History De​partment, Aberystwyth University
  • Viet Hang Le, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • Ting Li Liu, Department of Sociology, The University of Warwick
  • Clara-Larissa Lorenz, Welsh School of Architecture and School of Engineering
    School of Engineering, Cardiff University
  • Ma. Renee Lorica, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
  • Helen Lowry, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Aparna Mahiyaria, Drama Department, University of Exeter
  • Danai Markousi Kafka, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Ishita Marwah, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College , University of London
  • Ansu Mathew, Rowett Institute, Department of Metabolic Health, University of Aberdeen
  • Kate Elizabeth McNutt, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology; School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent
  • Alexandra Mitchell, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews
  • Alexis Moyer, Geography Department, The University of Edinburgh
  • Tanja Mueller Department of Experimental Psychology, New College, University of Oxford
  • Ngoc Nguyen, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
  • Luisa Nienhaus, Institute of Archaeology ,UCL, University of London
  • Maria Nolan, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of London
  • Nafisatu Okhade, Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester
  • Morgan Ostertag, Department of Health Service and Population Research, University of London
  • Bela Maguie Pereira Sanches, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), University of Strathclyde
  • Marta Pienkowska-Cote, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Nabila Rufa’i, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Hannah Sam, Economics Department, University of Sussex
  • Zaina Shihabi, Department of Arts and Humanities, Liverpool Hope University
  • Jung Ju Shin, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, The University of Warwick
  • Bethany Skinner, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Catherine Sloan, History Department , Queen’s College, University of Oxford
  • Mary Stark, Department of Art & Design, Manchester School of Art Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Sarah Stiffel, Department of Zoology, Kellogg College, University of Oxford
  • Magdalena Maria Szarota, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University and the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Melissa Tricoire, School of English, Department of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Sharon Walker, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
  • Lara Joanne Weaver, Psychology Department, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Twyla Doone Rymer Williamson War Studies Department, King’s College , University of London

Grants Awarded 2017

  • Shovita Adhikari, Department of Sociology, University of Essex
  • Lida Amiri, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool
  • Rashidat Kemi Animasawun, Pharmacy Department, University of Nottingham
  • Sara Bamdad, Sociology Department, University of Warwick
  • Hannah Jane Barton, Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, University of London
  • Diana M Benjumea, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham
  • Sabah Boufkhed, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, LSHTM, University of London
  • Enas Mohamed Ali Bubtana, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
  • Maria Ewa Burczynska, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
  • Debadrita Chakraborty, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University
  • Nancy Elsie Chawawa, Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment, University of Edinburgh
  • Nard Choi, Faculty of Education , Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
  • Aleksandra Cieslar, School of Security Studies, Department of Defence Studies, University of London
  • Malgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka, Slade School of Fine Art, University of London
  • Hannah Mafo Degge, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull
  • Christina Pierrette Abilali Diedhiou, Department of Computing, University of Portsmouth
  • Enass Duro, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
  • Rania Edris, Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, University of Dundee
  • Maysa Falah, Department of Pharmacology , University of Oxford
  • Ulrika Cecilia Frising, The Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge
  • Zoe Belinda Gallant, Psychology Department, University of Sheffield
  • Farahani Hashim, Centre for Aeronautics, Cranfield University
  • Susan Ann Healy, School of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Lincoln
  • Natasha Lana Hirst, School of Life Sciences, Kingston University
  • Zainab Hussaini, Centre for Science Communication, University of Chester
  • Eseoghene Ifie, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Exeter Medical School
  • Demet Intepe, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
  • Allison Jones, German Department, Churchill College University of Cambridge
  • Taty Anna Kamarudin, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University
  • Ting Yan Rachel Kan, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
  • Lilian Kennedy, Department of Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
  • Agatha Hilde Berthe Kratz, Lau China Institute, King’s College , University of London
  • Claudia Yvonne Linan Segura, Faculty of International Development, University of East Anglia
  • Lucia Linares, History Department, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
  • Antonella Mazzone, Department of International Development, King’s College , University of London
  • Natalie McNulty, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
  • Paige Patrice Mustain, Oxford Internet Institute, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
  • Haneen Naamneh, Department of Sociology , L S E, University of London
  • Wirda Nisar, Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool
  • Emma Kay Richardson, MRC Cancer Unit, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
  • Maria Theresa Anna Robles, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
  • Zahra Safaryazdi, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Ayan Salaad, English Department, University of Southampton
  • Idayat Salako, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield
  • Lois Claire Salem, Department of Earth Sciences, Clare College, University of Cambridge
  • Isabelle Camille Samper, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, University of London
  • Rosalind Clare Setterfield, School of Law, University of Surrey
  • Helen Mary Spencer, School of Psychology, Newcastle University
  • Meredith Whitten, Department of Geography and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Bailu Xie, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath
  • Inna Zlatimirova Yaneva-Toraman, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh
  • Shagufta Yasmin, Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex

Grants Awarded 2016

  • Ola Abualghaib, Medical School, University of East Anglia
  • Diana Ahmad Busra, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  • Khetam Al Sharou, Centre for Translation Studies, UCL, University of London
  • Skaiste Aleksandraviciute, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, University of Oxford
  • Alaa Alfakara, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, UCL
  • Tina Andersson, Geography Department, University of Cambridge
  • Iresha Udayangani Atthanayake, School of Engineering, The University of Warwick
  • Jennifer Brosnan, Department of History, University of Leicester
  • Debadrita Chakraborty, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University
  • Muireann Crowley, Department of English Literature, The University of Edinburgh
  • Sophie Daniels, Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
  • Annabelle Louise De Heus, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
  • Ana Dias, Department of History, Durham University
  • Blerta Dino, Space Syntax Laboratory, UCL, University of London
  • Brittany Fallon, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews
  • Carolina Fernandez Quintanilla, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University
  • Prasujya Gogoi, University of Nottingham, School of Geography
  • Nikita Hari, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Mahado Ismail, Chemistry Department, University of Surrey
  • Roya Jalali, Department of Psychology, University of Birmingham
  • Kelly Johnson, Department of Anthropology, University of Birmingham
  • Indrani Karmakar, English and Related Literature Department, The University of York
  • Ciara Kelly, Psychology Department, The University of Sheffield
  • Pui Yiu Lam, Chemistry Department, The University of Warwick
  • Angela Massafra, Archaeology Department, University of Glasgow
  • Vanessa McIntosh, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University
  • Giulia Mininni, Department of Politics, Keele University
  • Dilveen Mohammed, School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering,
  • Marija Pantelic, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Karishma Patel, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • Hao Phuong Phan, School of International Development, University of East Anglia
  • Barbara Piotrowska, School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences; Psychology Subject Group, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Charlotte Royle, Department of English, University of Bristol
  • Sorana Santos, Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Angela Sapherson, Social Work Department, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Corinna Schäfer, Department of Media Film and Music, University of Sussex
  • Isabel Story, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies & Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham
  • Laura Sumner, Department of History, University of Nottingham
  • Magdalena Szarota, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University and the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Alessia Taccogna, School of Health, Sport & Bioscience, University of East London
  • Thalia – Elisavet Theodoraki, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh
  • Sophie Charlotte van de Goor, Aberystwyth University & University of Huddersfield, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (Aberystwyth) – Journalism and Media (Huddersfield)
  • Aya Van Renterghem, University of Nottingham Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, School of English
  • Stephanie Wallis, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Anna Maria Wambach, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University
  • Joyce Wambura, Department of Languages and Linguistics, York St John University
  • Emma Ward, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
  • Barbara Wesolowska, Technical Theatre Arts – Theatre Design, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Felicity Wilcox, Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Jennifer Wilkes, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York
  • Anouska Zummo, Italian Department, Durham University

Grants Awarded 2015

  • ​Ana Aiello, University of Leeds, School of Law
  • Fahmida Akhter, University of Essex, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
  • Joanne Alexander, University of Northampton, Department of Psychology
  • Silvia Amicone, University of London, UCL, Institute of Archaeology
  • Ruth Atherton, University of Birmingham, History Department
  • Arshiya Banu, University of London, King’s College, Department of Microbiology
  • Justine Bendel, The University of Edinburgh, School of Law
  • Maria Campbell, Plymouth University, Department of Marine Science & Engineering
  • Anna Chrysostomides, University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology and Religion
  • Sara Maria Correia, University of London, LSE, Department of Government
  • Bridget Coulter, University of Sheffield, Department of Music
  • Amy Crossley-Lewis, Roehampton University, Psychology Department
  • Joanna Cuttell, University of Warwick, Department of Sociology
  • Eman Ghallab, University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences
  • Catherine Grasham, University of East Anglia, School of International Development
  • Devyani Gupta, University of Cambridge, Faculty of History
  • Natalie Harries, University of Aberdeen, School of Language and Literature
  • Asha Hayeshi, The University of Hull, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Nazia Hussein, University of Warwick, Department of Sociology
  • Gabriela Ingle, The University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Etana Jaiyeola, University of Surrey, Department of Nutrition
  • Daliany Kersh, University of Roehampton, Department of Humanities
  • Katarzyna Kosior, University of Southampton, History Department
  • Marta Lang, University of Cambridge , Geography Department
  • Jayanthi Lingham, University of London, SOAS, Department of Development Studies
  • Catherine Long, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Department of Fine Art
  • Georgina Lucas, University of Birmingham , The Shakespeare Institute
  • Polina Manolova, University of Birmingham, Department of Political Science and International Relations
  • Alyson Moyes, University of Chester, Biological Science Department
  • Zoe Muller, University of Bristol, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Ananilea Nkya, University of Bradford, Department of Social Science and International Studies
  • Chidiebere Nwolise, University of Surrey, School of Health Sciences
  • Adeola Obadina, Loughborough University, Water Engineering Development Centre
  • Folake Oluwaremi, Nottingham Trent University, Business School
    Tharindi Panduwawala, University of Oxford, Department of Chemistry
  • Maria Pomoni, University of Birmingham, School of Psychology
  • Rabia, University of Nottingham, Engineering Department
  • Bethany Roberts, University of St Andrews, Department of Biology
  • Gul Salali, University of London, UCL, Department of Anthropology
  • Anca Serban, University of Cambridge, Geography Department
  • Sabaria Shah, University of Nottingham, Department of Oncology
  • Monica Skaten, The University of Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies
  • Nuatip Sumkaew, Newcastle University Business School, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Sonia Tariq, University of East Anglia, Chemistry Department
  • Sarina Theys, Newcastle University, Department of Politics
  • Ashleigh Tinlin, Newcastle University , Department of Marine Science and Technology
  • Nihan Toprakkiran, University of York, Department of Politics
  • Ulriika Vihervalli, Cardiff University, School of History, Archaeology and Religion
  • Naomi Vogt, University of Oxford, Ruskin School of Art
  • Sanja Vucetic, University of London, UCL, Institute of Archaeology

Reports from previous grant awardees

The support of the Funds for Women Graduates has been invaluable for enabling work towards the completion of my thesis. 

As the first woman in my family to enter post-16 education, and then to go on to win academic prizes at Cambridge and competitive research council and international fellowship funds, I could not be more grateful for Funds for Women Graduates’ support to continue work at an international level, especially whilst environmental challenges that impact disabled researchers, including those around the recent pandemic, make it increasingly hard to remain part of the conversation. 

I am proud to be supported by Funds for Women Graduates for my research, which includes the soon to be published first extended study of the processes of writing with work-related upper limb disorder, as both this condition and my rare developmental disability to which it is secondary, are particularly prevalent, under supported and underdiagnosed in women. This work would not have been possible without Funds for Women Graduates’ support. 

My work in the transdisciplinary environmental humanities on the subject of gleaning has been published in some of the field’s top international journals, and praised for methodologically innovative thought leadership in its analysis of the climate crisis and creative contribution to a new and important body of theory. 

Funds for Women Graduates has substantially offset the costs of essential evidence-based physiotherapy treatment for managing work-related upper limb disorder and maintaining my fitness to study, which is no longer provided by the NHS. In a political environment that constructs reasons to say ‘no’ to even the most basic needs of postgraduates with disabilities, the support of the Fund for Women Graduates has provided the brilliant morale boost of a ‘yes’.

Natalie Joelle

“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

“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

“The grant I received was extremely necessary. It went towards funding my Cambridge subsistence. My major funding at the time was from South Africa and the Rand had devalued strongly making it difficult for me to make ends meet. Without the grant I would have had to finish my thesis back home, which would not have made life very easy. I was always very fond of my grant for what it represented (I am a gender studies scholar) and because it allowed me to eat!”

Dr Natasha Erlank
History, University of Cambridge

“At the time my grant gave me the freedom to focus on my studies. It meant I could concentrate on finishing my research and writing up my results without fretting too much over how big my overdraft was! The completion of my PhD was essential for my career and my first job as a geoscientist with Shell International in the Hague.”

Dr Stephanie Baldwin
Earth Sciences, 
University of Cambridge

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