College is able to provide part-funding to assist with travel to support your academic work. To apply, first read the notes below and complete the form at the bottom of the page.
2017/2018 Travel Gates: 10 November 2017, 16 February 2018, 18 May 2018
- To be eligible for a travel grant, you must be enrolled as a current student now and at the time of the proposed travel.
- All applications must be discussed with your Academic Tutor (undergraduates) or Graduate Tutor prior to submission. The form should be accompanied by a statement of justification, how it will benefit your academic development, details of your proposed travel and an itemised budget.
- Applications (postgraduate and undergraduate) must be endorsed by someone responsible for your academic work (Department Head, PhD Supervisor, DoS). This may be a supporting letter or email.
- Travel grants are normally awarded as part-funding for your proposed application. You will need to demonstrate that you have applied elsewhere for a significant proportion of the funding that you require and that your ‘funding package’ will be viable.
- Please note that travel grants are not applicable for research expenses.
- The application process is competitive but as an indication, the maximum reimbursable amount will be £300 to £350. (This may be reduced if a particularly large number of applications are received).
- Students who are applying for assistance in funding a medical elective can apply for a maximum of £150.
- Only one application may normally be made in each academic year and in the event of applications exceeding available funding, priority will normally be given to those students who have not received funding previously.
- There are three travel gate deadlines each academic year. Completed forms must submitted at least one week before the deadline dates (above). You will be notified by email on the outcome of your application.
- No retrospective travel claims will be considered, unless advance notice was given to the Senior Tutor.
- PLEASE NOTE: Copies of receipts, totalling the full amount of the travel grant (excluding subsistence) must be turned in to the Tutorial Office within 30 days of your return to College. Failure to do so may result in repayment of the grant to the College.
ADDITIONAL BURSARIES AVAILABLE
(please tick the indicated box on the travel form if you are interested in applying for one of the following):
John Collins Bursary: Available to PhD students in the field of Chemistry to attend academic conferences.
The Usha S Mehta Travel Award: Available to any undergraduate student of Queens' wishing to travel abroad for academic advancement, with preference given to a student who is (1) domiciled in India, and (2) studying Archaeology and Anthropology. Three awards of up to £350 each are available for the 2017/18 academic year.
The Professor Ajit Singh Travel Award: Available to current undergraduate and graduate students of Queens' wishing to travel to any country with a developing economy (as defined by the World Bank or IMF) to undertake research that will contribute to our understanding of economic and social development. This is broadly, but not exclusively, defined as economics, sociology, natural sciences and medicine. Two awards may be made, at the discretion of the Senior Tutor, up to a value of £700 for the 2017/18 academic year.
Recipients of Usha S Mehta Travel Awards and Professor Ajit Singh Travel Awards are asked to provide a summary of their research project to the Senior Tutor. An article may also be published in the Queens' College magazine The Bridge.