Grants for Academic Related Activities

Each fee-paying graduate student may claim up to £225 per annum for academic-related support.  This includes conference support, language or other academic courses, and/or relevant expenses. This can be rolled-over for whilst within fee-paying liability at Reuben and will be dispersed by accounts following application and assessment as below. Most awards will require sign-off from the College Advisor and/or, if unavailable, the Senior Tutor. Part-time students are eligible for the same funding on a pro-rata basis. 

Subject to not exceeding the per annum cap, the following expenditure can normally be agreed without requiring Graduate Finance Committee review:

Grants supporting Conference attendance

Applicants

All on-course graduate students within fee liability

Purpose

Conference presentation support or other applications for support where a small grant would help to achieve your academic aims.

(You may apply for registration fees if the conference is online.)

Quantity

Outside review by Graduate Finance Committee, conference grants are limited to £120 for a UK event or £300 for an overseas event.

Clarifications

Authorization required from College Advisor and/or Senior Tutor

Applications

Academic Support Fund

 

Grants for Fast-Track Modern Language Courses and support towards other courses offered through the Language Centre

Applicants

All on-course graduate students within fee liability. For support towards Fast-Track Courses, students must demonstrate that the language course is relevant to their studies.

Purpose

The University’s Language Centre offers teaching across 11 modern languages and Academic English - from intensive short courses to in-depth year-long programmes, from daytime to evening, online and in person. You can choose from a variety of modern languages including Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If English isn’t your first language, the Academic English courses can help you improve your academic writing and communication - building your skills and increasing your confidence.

Quantity

The College may refund up to half the Fast Track course fees on completion of the course at the end of  Trinity Term (https://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/course-fees)  

  • Support may also be given torwards other language courses, including English Language Tutorials, Academic English courses, and other General, Academic and Intensive courses.  

Clarifications

Fast-Track support:

  • Students may apply once for Language funding for a single Fast Track course during their time at Reuben.
  • Requires Senior Tutor (and/or College Advisor) to authorise at the beginning of the academic year (see partial reimbursement form at https://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/course-fees )
  • Payment to be made in Trinity Term upon receipt of certificate of completion.

Applications

Fast track support:

Submit reimbursement application form to Senior Tutor at the start of Michaelmas Term; retain the form and submit this together with Certificate of successful completion in 5th week of Trinity Term. If the certificate cannot be obtained by this date, please submit the reimbursement form with a note to this effect, and then submit the Certificate when obtained.

For other language courses see application form.

 

Grants for Thesis printing and Binding

Applicants

All on-course graduate students within fee liability

Purpose

Thesis printing and binding – upon submission of Thesis (or Dissertation).

Quantity

Max of £95. Up to 100% of costs.

Clarifications

Authorization required from College Advisor or Senior Tutor

Applications

Academic Support Fund

 

Writing-up grants

Applicants

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.

Purpose

Applicants must demonstrate why they need funding, this is not an automatic grant

Quantity

A small number of Writing-Up Bursaries (up to £350 per term each)

Clarifications

Authorization required by college advisor and/or Senior Tutor

Applications

Academic Support Fund

 

For grants other than those outlined above, Graduate Finance Committee will consider applications within a termly gathered field Monday wk 6.

Please note: The College will not normally provide support for fees for strictly academic or professional qualifications, or towards the costs of course or fieldwork (for which do enquire with your department as appropriate), but applications may include requests for support for the purchase of IT equipment and accessories, and/or other research expenses where a case for academic need is made.