Funding for current students

SAS Hardship Grant

The SAS Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The Fund is intended to alleviate financial hardship. You can apply for help from the Fund at any time during the academic year. You can access the SAS Hardship Grant application form and SAS Hardship Grant for training and research here

Dame Lillian Penson Memorial Fund

The trust fund provides travel grants for students of the Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies to support their studies. In order to make an application to the Professor Dame Lillian Penson Memorial Fund, you must be a registered student of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (including its Human Rights Consortium), undertaking the following degrees:

  • MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights
  • MA in The Making of the Modern World
  • Research Degrees

Awards from the Professor Dame Lillian Penson Memorial Fund may only be used towards travel for research purposes to support your studies. Awards may not be used towards tuition fees, maintenance, or conference attendance.

The deadline for applications for academic year 2016/17 is 5pm (UK time) 31 May 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Further particulars and application form