Grants, Bursaries & Fellowships

Application Process


Applications are made online and applicants will be asked to provide information about the following:

  • University course with start and end dates
  • Number of children (if relevant)
  • Degrees and Qualifications
  • Employment Record
  • Reason for applying for a grant
  • How you financed the previous year 
  • Other funding sources applied to
  • Income and Expenditure
  • Contact details for two academic referees.
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Applications are assessed by a grant committee which comprises women from a range of backgrounds and subject areas, including representatives from the BfWG. The committee will consider the reason for the funding shortfall, the financial need and the referees report. There are always more applications than can be funded in any one year and the decision as to who should get funding is not an easy one as the majority of applicants have a genuine need for funding.

“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

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