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Applications for Travel in 2020 will open on 1 October 2019 and close on 6 March 2020.

University travel awards are made annually from three funds: Mary Euphrasia Mosley Fund, Sir Bartle Frere's Memorial Fund and Worts Travelling Scholars Fund. Applicants are encouraged to spend more time on an application to just one of the funds, not all three. Please read the conditions of each fund carefully to decide which one fits your application and travel plans the best. If you are eligible to apply to more than one fund, you will be placed at no disadvantage by applying to one fund rather than another.

 

Application Information

Please note that only current registered students of the University of Cambridge are eligible to apply to these funds. 

Applications should lay out an applicant's proposed work and estimated costs in detail. Applicants are also required to provide the dates in which they plan to travel. In all cases, the fund Managers will judge applications on quality, originality and individuality of the proposal, and the applicant’s previous academic record.

Retrospective applications for activities already undertaken are not permitted.

The following activities will not be supported: participation in study programmes or language courses; volunteer work with established charities; conferences (either to present a paper or to attend); placements and internships related to M.Phil courses; medical electives; seeing veterinary practice; laboratory visits or work experience; travel in the summer vacation between degrees.

Postgraduate students in receipt of full research council funding (or equivalent) should not normally expect to receive a grant from the Fund.

When more than one individual is involved in any project, a separate application must be submitted by each applicant. Applicants must state clearly which country or countries they intend to visit and who else in the project has applied for an award.

Following the submission of an application, an email will be sent to the applicant's supervisor/Director of Studies requesting a supporting statement. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that such statements are submitted by the relevant deadline (see below).

​When applying to the Fund, applicants are required to confirm that they have completed or will complete a Risk Assessment and Ethical Review before they travel. The supervisor's/ Director of Studies' reference will reiterate this declaration and the Managers of the Funds will consider both declarations as confirmation that both documents have been completed and approved by the relevant department. ​Travel awards will only be made if both declarations have been completed. 

Successful applicants are required to submit a financial report and a short written account of their travel to the Student Funding Administrator by 1 December annually.

 

Sir Bartle Frere's Memorial Fund 

Eligiblity: Undergraduates and Postgraduates

Maximum award: £1,000

Applications close: 6 March 2020

Deadline for supervisor's/Director of Studies' reference: 13 March 2020

Results announced: May 2020

The Bartle Frere Exhibitions are awarded annually for study or research in any branch of knowledge relating to a Commonwealth country, not including the United Kingdom and countries of the Indian sub-continent. The Managers will give preference to undergraduates but postgraduate students will also be considered.

To apply: Bartle Frere Exhibitions

 

Mary Euphrasia Mosley Fund

Eligiblity: Undergraduates and Postgraduates

Maximum award: £1,000

Applications close: 6 March 2020

Deadline for supervisor's/Director of Studies' reference: 13 March 2020

Results announced: May 2020

The Mary Euphrasia Mosley Fund provides awards for the encouragement of travel to the countries of the Commonwealth and dependent territories, excluding the United Kingdom, for the promotion of study or research and for the maintenance of good relations between them.

Candidates must be members of the University who are not of standing to become Masters of Arts.

To apply: Mary Euphrasia Mosley Fund

 

Worts Travelling Scholars Fund

Eligiblity: Undergraduates and Postgraduates

Maximum award: £1,000

Applications close: 6 March 2020

Deadline for supervisor's/Director of Studies' reference: 13 March 2020

Results announced: May 2020

Grants from the Worts Travelling Scholars Fund are made annually for the promotion or encouragement of investigations in countries outside Great Britain respecting the religion, learning, law, politics, customs, manners, and rarities, natural or artificial, of those countries, or for purposes of geographical discovery or of antiquarian or scientific research in such countries, subject to any conditions as to publication of the results of investigations which may be laid down at the time of the making of the grant. The Managers will give preference to undergraduates but postgraduate students will also be considered. These grants are made to individuals or expeditions on the basis of recommendations and are therefore not transferable.

To apply: Worts Travelling Scholars Fund