FfWG grants, bursary & international fellowship in UK for graduates 2022

FfWG grants, bursary, and international fellowships are offered each year. These awards are given to international postgraduate students studying in UK.

More specifically, Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG) provide grants, bursaries and fellowships to women graduates that count toward living expenses, financial crisis and other areas of their education.

Value, who can apply and deadline

A. Foundation grants:

  • Helps with living expenses, not fees.
  • Grants available up to £6,000.
  • For women graduates in the final year of their PhD or DPhil

Applications open: 1 November 2021.

Deadline for applications: March 2022.


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B. Emergency grants:

  • For unforeseen financial crisis
  • Grants available up to £2,500
  • Awarded twice per year, in May and November.

Note: Emergency grant is not a ‘top up’ award; most students are short of money.

These are one-off payments to assist with completion of an academic year’s work.

Applications open (Autumn 2021): September, 2021.

Deadline for applications: 4 October, 2021.

Applications open (Spring 2022): 5 March, 2022.

Deadline for applications: 18 May, 2022.


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C. Theodora Bosanquet Bursary:

  • For female postgraduate students whose research is in History or English Literature and who require a short residence in London in the summer.
  • Provides accommodation only.

Applications open: 31 August 2021.

Deadline for applications: 31 October, 2021.

E. International Fellowship:

  • One award of £6,000 awarded every three years.
  • Aimed at post first year PhD students studying at a British university.
  • The next application window is 2022.

Who can apply?

i. Women graduates from Great Britain and overseas are eligible to apply.

ii. You must be registered for study at an institution in Great Britain and resident in Great Britain during your final fee paying or writing up year of PhD or DPhil.

iii. Any subject or field of study will be considered.

iv. There is no age limit.

v. Evidence of ability to pay your fees is required.


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How to apply for these awards

Apply through the FfGW awards application page.


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