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5.4 Academic and Other Activities

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Students participating at University level in sporting or non-sporting activities may apply for a grant towards costs incurred in pursuing that activity. Applications detailing expenditure incurred together with a supporting letter from the President (or equivalent) of the relevant club should be sent to the College Secretary by the end of week 1 of Hilary Term. Applications are considered in week 3 of that Term. If some funds remain unspent, another round of applications will be accpeted in the first week of Trinity Term.  Only those who are liable for College fees are eligible to apply.

The Oxford University Society makes a small number of grants each year to current students for individual travel, group travel, sports and hardship. More details can be found on their website.

 

The Linacre House Trust Fund, established through the generosity of Old Members and other Friends of the College, makes conference  participation grants, and is administered by the Linacre House Trust Committee, chaired by the Vice-Principal.

The Trust will contribute to the cost of study-related OPAL Language courses.

The Trust also offers special grants endowed by an Old Member of the College:

The Frederick Mulder Fund, established in 2004 by Dr Frederick Mulder, offers travel and conference grants to students working on social deprivation, in fields such as Social Policy, Anthropology, and Refugee Studies.  Applications should be made in the same way as for Linacre House Trust Fund grants.

Anyone wishing to apply to the Linacre House Trust Committee should obtain an application form from the College website.  The Linacre House Trust Committee meets on Mondays of 3rd and 7th Weeks of each Term. Applications must be received by the Monday of 1st week (for their 3rd week meeting) or Monday of 5th week (for their 7th week meeting)

Hardship

Unfortunately there is  very little money available in  Oxford  for the financial  assistance of graduates, but it may be useful for members to have a summary of sources in the University and the College.

University Sources

Hardship funding may be provided by the University to help students who experience unexpected financial hardship. Students must be able to demonstrate that something that they could not have foreseen before their course commenced has led to their original budget no longer being valid. Awards vary according to individual circumstances but range from £100 to £3,000; awards at the highest level will usually be a combination of a grant and a loan. Application is made on a form which can be obtained from the College Secretary.  It should be noted that the College has to verify the applicant's statement of estimated income for the period for which a grant is being asked, and that the Committee is unlikely to make a grant unless the College supports the application.   It is essential therefore for anyone wishing to make an application to discuss the matter first with the Senior Tutor.

The Vice-Chancellors’ Fund has been established to assist students in the final stages of their DPhil.  Applicants must be of truly exceptional academic ability: in most years only around 15 awards are made throughout the whole University, meaning that on average, one applicant from Linacre might be funded every other year.   Application forms are available from the College Secretary. Applications are considered in Trinity Term each year.

College Funds

The Linacre House Trust Fund.  Hardship grants and loans are available to students who find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty; the conditions are the same as those applying to the University Committee on Student Hardship (see above).  Please consult the Vice-Principal or your College Advisor.

Writing-Up Bursary A small number of ‘writing-up’ bursaries of £1000 each are available annually to DPhil students in the first or second year beyond fee liability who have achieved confirmation of status, to assist them in the last stages of thesis submission.

The Trust also offers a special hardship fund endowed by an Old Member of the College.

The Raymond & Vera Asquith Fund, established in 2009 by Professor Pamela Asquith, Old Member, in memory of her parents, offers Hardship grants to students from the UK. Applications should be made to the Linacre House Trust.

Anyone wishing to apply to the Linacre House Trust Committee should obtain an application form here.  The Linacre House Trust Committee meets on Mondays of 3rd and 7th Weeks of each Term. Applications must be received by the Monday of 1st week (for their 3rd week meeting) or Monday of 5th week (for their 7th week meeting)