Emergency Grant

Emergency Grants provide support for graduate women who face an unforeseen financial crisis whilst engaged in study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain. They can be up to £2,500 and are awarded in May and November.

Applications will be considered from women of any age or nationality and any subject or field of study.

Key facts

  • For unforeseen financial crisis
  • Grants available up to £2,500
  • Awarded twice per year, in May and November.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be registered for study and resident in Great Britain during your study period.

  • Women Graduates from Great Britain and overseas are eligible to apply.
  • There is no upper age limit.
  • Evidence of ability to pay fees is required.
  • An Emergency grant is not a ‘top up’ award; most students are short of money.
  •  These are one-off payments to assist with completion of an academic year’s work.
  • You must have completed at least six months of the course before applying.

Key dates: Emergency Grants Spring 2022

Open for applications from:
1 December 2021

Closing date for applications:
31 January 2022

March 2022

Key dates: Emergency Grants Autumn 2022

Open for applications from:
25 August 2022

Closing date for applications:
4 October 2022

November 2022

Applications currently closed. Please come back after 25 August 2022 to apply.

“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.”

Natalie Joelle

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