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.

“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

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