Grants, Bursaries & Fellowships


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 £4.5 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 2023

  • Asma Abdelmawla Material Science Newcastle University
  • Anike Olufunke Adeoye Education SOAS, University of London
  • Theresa Alumona Chemistry University of Bristol
  • Vasana Kaushalya Amarasirige School for Business University of York
  • Natalie Asamoah Russell Psychology Brunel University London
  • Syeda Mayesha Azim EEE University of Strathclyde
  • Hayley Bassett History Cardiff University
  • Megan Beardmore-Herd Anthropology University of Oxford
  • Wei Bi Engineering University of Cambridge
  • Natalia Marta Blicharska SIPBS University of Strathclyde
  • Rachel Madeleine Brock Politics University of Liverpool
  • Patricia Cambalova NDCN University of Oxford
  • Misha Campello Gramelius Modern Languages University of Glasgow
  • Topaz Cartlidge Chemistry University of Southampton
  • Sophie Ella Davies Health University of Bath
  • Alexandra Earl PaintingConservation The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Haya Elzayat ODID University of Oxford
  • Helena Neimann Erikstrup History of Art University of Oxford
  • Rocio Antonieta Fernandez Ugalde Faculty of Education University of Cambridge
  • Karen Rita Fox Classics University of Leeds
  • Victoria Fox Music University of Nottingham
  • Carla Verónica Fuenteslópez Engineering Science University of Oxford
  • Iris Gioti English University of Exeter
  • Qudra Goodall DEV University of East Anglia
  • Roxanne Guildford Archaeology University of Edinburgh
  • Daryn Howland Development Studies SOAS, University of London
  • Katie Lois Hutchinson Biology University of Oxford
  • Chitra Jagannathan Applied Sciences University of the West of England
  • Moldir Kabylova School of Sociology University of Nottingham
  • Kirsten Erin Kavanagh Art and Design Sheffield Hallam University
  • Rachael Kemp Exercise Science Swansea University
  • Elsa Kobeissi MRCEpidemiologyUnit University of Cambridge
  • Ishita Krishna Theatre University of York
  • Char-lee Lewis Law University of Leicester
  • Li Linda OII University of Oxford
  • Rebecca Judith Linnett Health Sciences University of Leicester
  • Yufan Liu Chemical Engineering University of Surrey
  • Jessica Lloyd History University of Nottingham
  • Amelia Mary Louks English Literature University of Cambridge
  • Hadil Louz Social Anthropology University of St Andrews
  • Ishita Mahajan Religious Studies University of Edinburgh
  • Kateryna Marina AMES University of Oxford
  • Amy McTurk-Starkie Department of French University of St Andrews
  • Cláudia Moreira Art and Humanities University of Kent
  • Annie Morris-Hay IBERS Aberystwyth University
  • Chinelo Nwachukwu Work and Employment University of Leeds
  • Rosa Parker English University of Southampton
  • Cornell Julie Josepha Rahel Partsch History Faculty University of Oxford
  • Geminis Danae Peguero Bueno SACS Newcastle University
  • Riana Popat Depart of Philosophy University of Nottingham
  • Archana Ramesh NDCN University of Oxford
  • Diana Ramirez Sarmiento IDS University of Sussex
  • Ariwan Mohammed Rasool Computer science University of Wolverhampton
  • Mhairi-Jean Ross Urban Studies University of Glasgow
  • Mhairi-Jean Ross Urban Studies University of Glasgow
  • Vichawan Sakulsupich Chemistry University of Cambridge
  • Hadil Saleh MCCM University of Liverpool
  • Kate Sambrook Environment University of Leeds
  • Alba Sanz Alvarez ECA-Design University of Edinburgh
  • Martha Saunders BSMS Medical School University of Sussex
  • Olena Semenova Medicine Queen Mary University of London
  • Michaela Sherlock Population Health University of Liverpool
  • Farah Sinada Comp Science & Eng University of Westminster
  • Udeme Umoh International Business Management Sheffield Hallam University
  • Yazhmozhi Vasuki Murugesan Computing University of Dundee
  • Eugenia Kristina Vorobeva English Faculty University of Oxford
  • Jiang Wanhe Chemistry University of Hull
  • Claire Marie Watt English University of Cambridge
  • Catharine Wood Biology University of York
  • Georgina Holly Wren Psychology Cardiff University
  • Heather Wren Education University of Exeter
  • Caitlin Yool DHPA University of Aberdeen

Grants Awarded 2022

  • Asma Abdelmawla, Materials Science, Newcastle University
  • Nahed Ahmed, Business School, York St John University
  • Eman Alajrami, Computing, University of West London
  • fatima Zohra Amouri, Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Nugumanova Assem, Arts & Humanities, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Shani Bans, English, University College London
  • Bridget Blankley, English, University of Southampton
  • Maria Bortnovskaya, School of Media, University of Westmister
  • Rajanya Bose, Development, University of East Anglia
  • Jasmine Eleanor Brown, Philosophy, Durham University
  • Ana Maria Campos Espinoza, SHaPS, University College London (UCL)
  • Liza Caruana-Finkel, Politics, University of Liverpool
  • Gwendolene Sithokozile Cheve, Politics, Warwick University
  • Lauren Cooper, English Literature, University of Glasgow
  • Jenelle Corry, Health, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Rittika Dasgupta, Media & Comms, Loughborough University
  • Ruhee Azim Dawood, Chemistry, University of York
  • Orielia Egambaram, Chemistry, University of Kent
  • Ahlem Faraoun, Sociology, University of Sussex
  • Izat Fatima, Mechanical Eng, University of Leeds
  • Zhiping Feng, Medicine, University College London
  • Eleanor Furness, IBERS, Aberystwyth University
  • Justine Gordon-Smith, Film studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Anne-Marie Greenaway, Biomedical, University of Reading
  • April Haesler, Psychology, University of Roehampton
  • Lorika Hisari, BSEER, University College London
  • Zirui Huang, Linguistics, University of Oxford
  • Urangua Jargalsaikhan, FEPS, University of Surrey
  • Lorna Eve Jenkins, Social Work, Swansea University
  • Siobhán Kelly, Health and Society, The University of Salford
  • Ishita Krishna, Theatre, University of York
  • Henrica Emelie Langh, School of Fashion, University for the Creative Arts
  • Wing Hang Shelley Leung, Law, King’s College London
  • Lianxin Li, TESOL, Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Meriam Mabrouk, Politics, University of London
  • Kateryna Marina, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
  • Emma Marsden, Creative Writing, University of Huddersfield
  • Maria Mourtou-Paradeisopoulou, Philosophy, University of Southampton
  • Tslil Ofir, Biological Sciences, The University of Manchester
  • Tatjana Ostrovska, Research, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Amelia Parchment, Health, University of Bath
  • Andrea Maria Pelliconi, Law, City, University of London
  • Anastasia Philimonos, History of Art, The University of Edinburgh
  • Nuttaporn Praditpod, Biomedical Engineer, University of Dundee
  • Iffat Rashid, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
  • Naima Rizwan, Life Sciences, University of Roehampton
  • Olena Roitershtein, School of CCB, Robert Gordon University
  • Charlotte Russell, WilberforceInstitute, The University of Hull
  • Ye-Jin Shin, Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Andrea Silen-McMillin, History, University of Winchester
  • Bea Simpson, Education, University of Cambridge
  • Tess Smith, Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Rabia Sohag, Arts and Humanities, King’s College London
  • Lama SolimanKhaled, Engineering, University of Exeter
  • Katherine Lucy Stanton, Humanities, Northumbria University
  • Marina Stavrou, Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art
  • Rosa Isabelle Targett, Sociology, University of Bristol
  • Johanna Ronja Thren, Anthropology, Durham University
  • Elham Torof, Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton
  • Ourania Vamvaka Tatsi, Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Claire van Rhyn, Communication Research, Royal College of Art
  • Hannah Walsh, Nursing Faculty, King’s College London
  • Shuling Wang, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
  • Sandaru Nisansala Weerasinghe, Natural Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Helen Elizabeth Anahita Wilson, Music, SOAS University of London
  • Guanyu Yang, Energy Institute, University College London
  • Alexeyevna Yukhnovich, Medical School, Newcastle University

Grants Awarded 2021

  • Abiola Afonja, Department of Life Science, Birmingham City University
  • Joy Afua Agbeti, Department of Architecture, Robert Gordon University
  • Dania Ahmed, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Hasun Ahn, School of English, University of St Andrews
  • Tamara Al Khalili, Department of Education, University of Exeter
  • Onyekachukwu Mary-Anne Amiebenomo, School of Optometry and Vision  Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Lavinder Anand, Aston Business School, Aston University
  • Clara Anhel Ferraz, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester
  • Saba Arshad, School of Education, University of Bristol
  • Jessica Ayres, Department of History, University of York
  • Alexis Bennett, Department of Applied Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Selma Benyovszky, Department of Human Geography, University of Reading
  • Ekin Bodur, Faculty of English, King’s College, University of Cambridge
  • Leigh-Ann Booth, Biomedical Sciences Research Complex, University of St Andrews
  • Sophie Eleanor Brown,  NMAHP-RU, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Lucia Cerrada Morato, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, University of London
  • Debadrita Chakraborty, School of English, Cardiff University
  • Binwei Chen, Department of Economics, University of East Anglia
  • Humaira Chowdhury, Department of History, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
  • Siobhan Cooke, Department of English, University College London
  • Michaela Coplen, Department of Politics & International Relations, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
  • Jeetendra Date, Department of Management, Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire
  • Alice Sophie de Galzain, Department of English Literature, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Agathe Dupeyron, Department of International Development, University of East Anglia
  • Berivan Esen, Department of Geography, University of Leicester
  • Adenike Fadahunsi, Department of Politics & International Relations, Nottingham Trent University
  • Rabia Farzand , Department of Applied Science, University Of Huddersfield
  • Sabina Fiebig Lord, Department of Education & Humanities, University of Gloucestershire
  • Alessandra Giusti, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College, University of London
  • Yuri Hamashima, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
  • Grace Heaton, History Faculty, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
  • Sedighe Hematpoori Farokhy, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, University of Bath
  • Bessie Rose Holloway Davies, Department of Architecture, UCL, University of London
  • Kei Yan Esther Hui, Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, UCL,  University of London
  • Theadora Jean, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Zoe Ann Jeffery, Department of Health, University of Bath
  • Leanne  Sophie Jones, Department of Life Sciences, University of Northampton
  • Sasheeka Karunanayake,  School of Education, University of Leeds
  • Jessica Lenka, Department of Biotechnology,  University of Salford
  • Anouska Lester, Department of English, University of Roehampton
  • Anke Lingscheid, School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Jennifer Mallon, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Holly Marshall, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews
  • Magali Andrea Mendez, Department of Biodesign,  Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London
  • Mariette Moor,  Art Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Nilaani  Nagasuganthan, Department of Psychosis Studies, IoPPN, King’s College London, University of London
  • Shalini Nair, Department of Gender Studies, School of Law, Politics, Sociology, University of Sussex
  • Agnes Marjorie Nakiganda, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,  University of Leeds
  • Chimaobi Maureen Nwachukwu, Department of Earth Sciences, Ustinov College, Durham University
  • Mary Ononokpono, Faculty of History, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
  • Rebecca Owens,  School of Law, The University of Liverpool
  • Suvarna Pande, School of International Development,  University of East Anglia
  • Chloe Renwick,  Department of Humanities, Northumbria University
  • Yvonne Ritson, Department of Medicine, Edge Hill University
  • Kim Eileen Ruf,  Department of Archaeology, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • Behnaz Saidy,   School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
  • Wasala Mudiyanselage Shakila Aruni Samarakoon, Department of Politics, University of Hull
  • Sophia Schroeder, Department of Laws, UCL, University of  London
  • Heather Louise Selley, Department of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds
  • Zina Sherzad Qadir, Department of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton
  • Magdalena Steele, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton
  • Razia Sultana, Department of Clinical Psychology Biology Medicine and Health, University of Manchester
  • Magdalena Szarota, Department of  Sociology, University of Lancaster
  • Xiaojie Tan, Department of Media Communication, University of Leicester
  • Lucinda Sangeeta Thomas, Department of  Psychology Health and Life Sciences, Aston University
  • Elham Torof, Department of Pharmacy, Wolverhampton University
  • Stephanie Tucker,  Department of Psychology, Huddersfield University
  • Munachimso Udobi, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Nnenna Ebere Ugwu, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Nnenne Uzoigwe, Department of Law, Lancaster University
  • Geraldine Williams, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Doctoral College,  University of Leicester
  • Mengci Xiao, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, University of London
  • Ceren Zor, Department of Materials, St Edmund Hall,  University of Oxford

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

Reports from previous grant awardees

Without the grant I would basically be homeless by now. The grant has been essential for supplementing our cost of living and covering larger costs, such as buying heating oil. However, the greater impact feels as though it has given me a sense of stability and knowledge that I can support my family despite our unstable environment. When you are supported in this way, you are able to breathe a sigh of relief and believe that attaining your dreams, those you’ve worked so hard for, are a possibility.

Qudra Goodall
University of East Anglia 2023

It is no exaggeration to say that I would not have made it through last year without the FfWG grant

Armi Bayot
University of Oxford 2020

The grant was used on rent for an additional term of accommodation in London as I have a disability that would have made travelling to London for the work almost impossible. Due to the funding I secured University housing close to the department and was able to use the lab as needed.

Eleanor Preston
University College London 2020

The grant significantly eased my financial hardship while I was conducting my research, as I had no income at all and would otherwise have struggled to pay my bills, tuition fees and visa costs. Due to the pandemic, the soaring cost of living and significant delays in my research, I would have needed one or more part-time jobs to afford rent and food, which would have distracted me from my PhD work. As an international student with no family or friends to rely on, I really can’t thank the FfWG enough for helping me get through this crisis.

Ahlem Faraoun
University of Sussex 2023

The grant has been of enormous benefit to me. It provided me with financial stability, instilled a greater sense of purpose and motivation in my research, and has set me on a promising path for my future career. I am excited about what lies ahead, and I will always remain thankful for this critical support during my final year of study.

Shuling Wang
University of Cambridge 2023

“I am very grateful to be a recipient of the FFWG grant, and it was of enormous benefit to me during a very stressful period of my life.  The award allowed me to spend further time on my research and will allow me to consolidate it within an academic monologue.  This year I have faced challenging personal circumstances.  The award gave me the financial freedom to grieve and return to my studies with a fresh perspective, and I am very grateful for this. 

The ability to make so much progress in my thesis has allowed me to secure a role as Research Associate in Law at Newcastle University and pursue my dream of being an academic in law”

Rebecca Owens
Newcastle University 2021

“The grant enabled me to focus on successfully completing my lab work and thesis writing without the additional pressure of the financial burden of catering for the living expenses for myself and my two children. The grant also gave me the opportunity to join the BFWG and by extension the GWI which I am actively involved with now and has been of tremendous benefit to my career and personal development.”

Jessica Lenka
University of Salford 2022

As a student who is largely self-funding, with only partial scholarships, this grant relieved an enormous burden. Freed up from the obligation to work extra hours to cover my expenses, I was able to rededicate that time to my studies. I am confident that I would not have made such significant strides in the past year without this support

Michaela Coplen
University of Oxford 2022

“The funds helped me focus on my research work and was useful for my household bills, feeding and getting other necessities for myself and my children. I made tremendous progress on my research work and will be submitting by the end of October 2022. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to complete my work, and not having to worry about money issues. My family and I are grateful.”

Nnenne Uzoigwe
Lancaster University 2022

“The grant was critical in financially supporting me whilst I wrote up my PhD thesis and produced a thesis of high quality. The grant also gave me the opportunity to write a manuscript for publication alongside writing the thesis, respond to peer-reviewer comments and ensure the manuscript was accepted for publication. In enabling me to complete my PhD and publish an additional high-impact manuscript, the grant aided my application for a post-doctoral research associate position at The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Cambridge University, which I have very recently begun. The grant has therefore hugely helped me to build my aspired career in academia.”

Dr Alessandra Giusti
Kings College London 2022

“I was struggling to financially support myself alongside my Master of Architecture, an intensive two-year taught master’s programme at University College London. The course is world-renowned and highly competitive, with a demanding workload. My financial difficulties arose with the combination of Covid and personal family circumstances, where I was unable to work part-time to further support myself in addition to student loans. Thanks to the emergency grant, I was able to take the final month off work leading up to the end of the degree, to focus solely on my studies. Last week I received my final results, achieving a Distinction for the Master of Architecture. I am incredibly proud of myself and relieved that after such challenging events, the hard work paid off. I look forward to beginning my career in architecture.”

Bessie Holloway Davies
University College London 2022

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 Landow Mott
Birkbeck College 2020

“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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