Scholarships

Generally, prospective scholars make contact with the UK institution that they would like to visit, requesting a placement as a ‘visiting scholar’. This is often facilitated by a student’s home faculty. We encourage applicants to obtain a letter of invitation from the host institution, summarising the scope of the opportunity the institution can offer to the student. In addition, we ask applicants to confirm with the home institution if bench fees may be payable. In a small number of cases, the Trust may be able to help initiate these contacts.

Scholarship grants are usually made for 1-3 months. The grant for the current year is £900 per month for universities outside London and £1000 for institutions in London, where living costs are higher. 

The grant is intended to cover living expenses. The grants are modest but students can be expected to live reasonably comfortably on the grant. Tuition fees are NOT covered but some other fees charged by the host institution  (bench fees, library use, etc.) may be met by the Trust. Travel expenses to and from the host institution are covered by the candidates themselves or by their home institutions. 


Library Visit grant for students

These grants are for a visit of 4 weeks only, and are intended to support candidates whose home institutions may not have the library resources needed for the student’s research. UK university libraries do not normally charge for visiting students, but visitors cannot borrow books.

The grant for the current year is £900 per month for universities outside London and £1000 for institutions in London, where living costs are higher. Travel expenses to and from the UK library are covered by the candidates themselves or by their home institutions. The grant is intended to cover living expenses. The grants are modest but students can be expected to live reasonably comfortably on the grant. Please note this grant is awarded for a maximum period of 4 weeks only.