The Vice-Chancellors’ Fund provides awards of up to £3,000 to students in the final stages of their DPhil.
The Fund has been established through donations by members of the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors in honour of three recent Vice-Chancellors, Lord Neill of Bladen, Sir Richard Southwood and Sir Peter North.
Making an application
Applications for the 2016/17 academic year are now open until 12 noon on Friday 10 February 2017. Please find the application form and guidance on the right-hand side of this page.
The Vice-Chancellors' Fund is very competitive, with over 100 applications received most years and a success rate of approximately 13%.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Students should be planning to submit their thesis between 1 September 2017 and 31 March 2018
- Students must have applied for confirmation of status by 31 January 2017 and this must be achieved by 30 April 2017
- Students must be able to demonstrate that they are in need of financial assistance
- Students must be able to demonstrate that they are academically outstanding
- Students should not be beyond their fourth year of study at the time of application
How to apply and when is the application deadline?
The application form and guidance notes are available to download from the right-hand side of this page. Complete applications must be received by Student Fees and Funding by 12 noon on Friday 10 February 2017. Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.
Students with complete applications will receive confirmation of receipt from Student Fees and Funding by Friday 17 February 2017.
How are students notified of the outcome?
Applications will be considered by the University Hardship Committee in Week 4 of Trinity term. Students will be informed of the Committee’s decision by the end of June 2017.