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Academic Fund

Girton has a fund to make small contributions to academic related expenses. You must be an Undergraduate or Clinical Medic or Vet at the time of the expenditure to be eligible to apply. Information for Graduate student support can be found here.

The  Academic Fund will be open for applications three times each academic year (once a term). An email will be sent to the JCR list letting students know when applications open.

 

Deadlines for submission 2017/2018

Michaelmas:

Monday 30th October 2017

Lent:

TBC

Easter:

TBC

Guidelines for applicants

  • The official application form must be used.
  • Applications for future expenses will not be considered. This includes prospective costs associated with, for example, dissertation expenses or room rent in the summer. These will be considered once expenditure has taken place and must be accompanied by receipts.
  • Receipts or confirmed bookings must be appended.
  • The application form must be signed by the applicant's Director of Studies, before submission to the Tutorial Office.
  • All other appropriate college funds should have been approached first. The Committee will refer applications to other appropriate funds where possible.
  • The application form can be downloaded here or be collected from either Girton or Swirles Court Porters' Lodge.
  • Students may be asked to write a short statement about how the award helped them, for use to publicise the fund.

 

Applications to cover the following will be considered:

  • A contribution to college rent when students stayed out of the residence period for academic reasons, at the discretion of the committee depending on demand and on available funds. This may only be at a percentage of the daily rate. The maximum number of days that can be claimed by MML students preparing for the oral examinations would normally be 7, unless their Director of Studies presents a case otherwise. The number of nights you are claiming for MUST be stated in your application.
  • A contribution towards non-compulsory field trip expenses, only if other college funds which were applicable had been approached first.
  • A contribution to support unpaid internships/work experience with academic relevance.
  • A contribution to exceptional dissertation or coursework expenses. This will not include printing unless there is an exceptional case made for high quality printing for particular figures.
  • A contribution to other academic related work, with a strong case from Director of Studies. This can include compulsory farm-based practice during vactions for Veterinary Science students, or top up funding for course related travel for a year abroad, where a student is travelling further afield than is usual.
  • A contribution to academic related travel referred from the Travel Awards Committee. DO NOT APPLY to both the Academic Fund and Travel Awards for the same thing.
  • The maximum UK transport costs that can be claimed is the equivalent of a second class rail fare on a student railcard, where practicable.

 

Not considered for funding:

  • Expenses due to resits or College examinations set out of the residence period.
  • Compulsory field trips advertised as part of the course.
  • Applications for purchase of books/digital recordings.

 

If you are having difficulty meeting expenses such as those above not covered by the Academic Fund, please approach your Tutor to see if other funds are available.

Previous Academic Fund Recipients

Read how the Academic Fund has helped previous recipients:

Lent 2017

Edward Bilclough
Matthew Isaccs
Douglas Thomas
Nora Dahle Borchgrevink

Michaelmas Term 2016/2017

Alex Clark

Ana Hernandez Rodriguez

Maya Kolade

Easter Term 2015/2016

Maxim Bacon

Sebastian Cheli

Christopher Cooper

Kathryn Elliott

Rosemary Hoggmascall