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Linacre College has a number of grants available to existing members to help with travel expenses relating to conferences, attending research-related events or to assist with unforeseen financial difficulties.

The Linacre House Trust Committee considers applications from current students on a rolling basis so there is no deadline for submission and grants are considered all year round. Applicants should allow two weeks for processing and consideration of a grant by the LHT Committee.

To apply for a grant, please complete the relevant form, linked to below, and return to the Academic Administrator (


If you experience unforeseen financial hardship during your time at Linacre (un-related to Covid 19), there are some College Hardship Funds you can apply for. Please read the qualifying conditions before you submit an application on the basis of hardship. Full details can be found (here). Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator. Download form (word) or (pdf)

Applications will be considered from any student but applicants should be able to demonstrate unexpected hardship or a change in circumstances. Grants are typically limited to £500 but can be up to £1,000 in exceptional circumstances. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have an informal and confidential conversation with the Academic Administrator, Senior Tutor or Finance Bursar before applying as this may identify other avenues of appropriate support.

Covid 19 Hardship Grants

For immediate and short term hardship needs caused by Covid19, please complete the application form found in the link below.

Covid 19 Hardship Application form

University Covid 19 Hardship Fund

There is a limited University Covid 19 Hardship Fund available to students without a full scholarship. This fund can make grants of up to £5,000 to students whose research has been delayed or whose funding has been significantly impacted by Covid 19. Students must be facing exceptional and unexpected financial need which has led to a shortfall in their finances that they are unable to meet through other sources. Please email the Academic Administrator to discuss eligibility and ask for an application form.

Grant for Conference Travel expenses

Conference Travel Grants are suspended until further notice.

Academic Activities Fund

The Academic Activities Fund (with an annual value of c.£2,500) is used to support student-led, Linacre branded events, such as the initiation and implementation of themed seminar series, conferences, talks, etc., within College.

Applications for this funding are gathered and reviewed termly at the meeting of the Academic Committee. Selection will be made according to the following criteria:

  •          the strength of the application
  •          the relevance of the proposed theme
  •          the likely success and impact of its implementation.

Applications of an inter-disciplinary nature are particularly encouraged.

Activities proposed should be held in College. Only for very exceptional logistical reasons will events located outside of College be approved, and, in such exceptional cases, the majority of participants should be from Linacre, and the academic content be of strong interest to College. Activities should be implemented within 12 months of the funding decision being made. 

Applications, in the form of a one page proposal (including a budget break-down), should be sent to the Senior Tutor ( no later than 12.00 noon on Monday of fifth week of term.

Writing-Up Bursary

A small number of Writing-Up Bursaries (up to £350 per term each) are available annually to DPhil students who have achieved confirmation of status, are in the first or second year beyond fee liability, and are within two terms of their expected date of submission. Applicants must demonstrate why they need funding, this is not an automatic grant.

Writing-Up Bursary Application form

Fast Track Modern Language Course Fees (formerly OPAL)

Linacre House Trust may reimburse up to 50% of Fast Track modern language course fees upon successful completion of the course. Students must demonstrate that the language course is relevant to their studies. This grant does not include examination fees or the cost of course textbooks. Students may apply once for Language funding for a single Fast Track course during their time at Linacre.

Download form (word) or (pdf)

The Frederick Mulder Fund

In addition to more general conference travel grants, Linacre has the Frederick Mulder Fund available to support current Linacre students in specific areas. This fund was established in 2004 by Dr Frederick Mulder, a former Linacre student, and offers travel grants, normally for fieldwork, to students working on social deprivation, in fields such as Social Policy, Anthropology, and Refugee Studies. 

It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange adequate travel insurance for the duration of their trip.

Mulder Fund Application form

Leeds Hoban Linacre - Huntington Exchange Fellowship

This Exchange Fellowship was set up in 2009, thanks to the generosity of an Old Member and her husband. It enables a Linacre member annually to visit the Huntington Library, California, for a period of 4 weeks (and a similar arrangement exists for a Huntington member); the Fellowship, approximately £1,700 in value, pays for the Exchange Fellow’s travel and accommodation. The Huntington Library will help in finding accommodation. On their return to Linacre, in Michaelmas Term, the Exchange Fellow will be expected to give a paper at a Linacre Seminar, related to the area of their research at the Huntington. Details of each year’s Exchange Fellowship are published in Michaelmas Term preceding the visit, and are posted on a College noticeboard, and also on Linacre’s website. 

University level sporting or non-sporting activities

There is a small fund to reimburse part of the expenses of students participating at University level in sporting or non-sporting activities. An email application detailing expenditure, together with a supporting letter/email from the President (or equivalent) of the relevant club that confirms expenditure and membership, should be sent to the Academic Administrator by the end of Week 1 of Hilary Term. The Linacre House Trust Committee considers applications in Week 3 of Hilary Term. If some funds remain unspent, another round of applications will be accepted in the first week of Trinity Term.

Students may apply for a maximum of £200 over their course and up to £100 per year. Only students who are in fee liability are eligible to apply.

Grants for academic & social events

Details can be found (here).