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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 grants and funding application form. If you have any questions please contact 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 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.

Grants & Funding Application Form

Covid 19 Hardship Grants

The COVID-19 Assistance Fund (CAF) is a University-wide scheme designed to support students whose financial situation has been affected by the pandemic. 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. Applications to the Fund might relate to cancellation of external funding awards; significant loss of financial support from family or a partner; unplanned living costs and continuation charges for those students who need to extend their research programme, or other living or study-related costs for which funding is no longer available.

To apply for CAF, please complete the form below and send it to the Academic Administrator.

Covid 19 Hardship Application form

Academic Activities Fund

The Academic Activities Fund 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.

This fund also supports applications from any student member of College for travel grants, Conference presentation support or other applications for support where a small grant would help to achieve your academic aims. Academic Activity, Travel or Conference grants are currently limited to £120 for a UK event or £300 for an overseas event for DPhil students, and £120 for any event for Masters students. These are also the maximum amounts that can be applied for during a student's course. Full details of eligibility and the rules governing the allocation of Conference grants can be found here.

Please complete the application form below for Conference Grants (you may apply for registration fees if the conference is online). Please note that grant applications must be submitted in advance of the Academic Activity, Travel or Conference.

Grants & Funding Application Form

For academic events/seminars etc. in College then 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. Please note that this grant is paid on a termly basis.

Grants & Funding 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.

Grants & Funding Application Form

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. To apply, please complete the grants & funding application form, including a supporting letter/email from the President (or equivalent) of the relevant club that confirms expenditure and membership, 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 & Funding Application Form

Grants for academic & social events

Details can be found (here).