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Applications are now invited for funding from the School of Mathematics Undergraduate Travel Prize fund.

What is it?

Funding is available to support vacation activities which will:

  • enhance your learning experience (for example a research visit, summer school), or
  • enhance your employability (for example a training course, short term internship). 

It is expected that funds will mainly be used towards travel but some accommodation and subsistence costs may also be funded. The maximum limit for funding is £1000.

What opportunities are available?

Here are some possible opportunities for which you may be able to apply for the funding:

  1. Go Abroad list of Summer Programmes by country 
  2. LMS Summer Schools 
  3. AMS List of Summer Programs (USA) 

Funding is not available for summer research projects which are undertaken within the School as these are covered by the School Vacation Scholarship programme.

Am I eligible?

Students in the non-final year of a degree programme owned by the School of Mathematics are eligible. Unfortunately the fund is not open to students on joint degrees owned by another School, although there are other sources of funding available such as the University Innovation Initiative Grant scheme (IIG).  (IIG applications are generally open mid-September to end-October and mid-February to end-March.)

How do I apply?

Applications are accepted from 1st February to 31st March each year. 

Complete the application form, and submit electronically to Marieke Blair ( by midnight on 31st March. Late applications will not be considered.

How are applications considered?

Applications will be considered by an appropriate panel and decisions made within 4 weeks of the closing date. A condition of funding is that successful candidates provide a brief summary report on the activity undertaken and how this has been helpful to them. We will take account of the following:

  1. The strength of the application in terms of how the applicant will benefit from the activity being proposed;
  2. How well or poorly written an application is.

We will look favourably on those applications for which other funding has been applied for and/or secured. For example we strongly recommend that you also apply to the University Innovation Initiative Grant scheme (IIG) for funding. (IIG applications are open until 29 March 2018.)

What is the success rate?

Generally around half of applications are funded.

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