The 2015 British Federation of Women Graduates scholarship competition is now open. These awards are aimed at female doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent), and are given on the basis of academic excellence (demonstrated via in depth completion of the application form), referee reports and, for those shortlisted, brief presentations of their research to a panel of academics. The amounts offered in awards range upwards from £1000 with the average award being around £3000. The number of awards made each year depends on the funds available and on the quality of the applications but six to ten awards are usually given. The final selection is made in June/July of each year and awards are given out in October/November.
To be eligible, you must have begun full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2012 and October 31st 2013. Part time students should be in the equivalent of their third year of doctoral research in October 2015. Applicants should NOT be expecting to complete their theses before the end of February 2016.
The deadline for applications is the 27th March 2015.