Grants, awards and scholarships
The College provides opportunities for financial support for your studies – see details of some of these below, including the Research Support Grant and Kellogg College Travel Grants. There are also awards for you to consider and sometimes new opportunities arise during the year. These will be advertised in a termly financial support email sent by the Academic Administrator to all students, and some opportunities will also be mentioned on the College website.
Scholarships are only usually available for those applying to start a course of study but if you’re thinking of moving to DPhil study in the future we hope you will consider applying for a Kellogg College Progress scholarship.
Please note, due to the wishes of donors or for unforeseen circumstances, sometimes the details of a grant/award may change following publication of this Student Handbook. For up-to-date information on awards please do check on the Scholarships section of our website.
Kellogg College offers the opportunity to apply for a Research Support Grants to all students and the Kellogg College Travel Grant is available for DPhil and MPhil students to apply for. All recipients are kindly expected to provide the Communications team with details of the research, travel, or conferences enabled by these sources of funding, this is a mandatory requirement for those who are awarded a Travel Grant.
Kellogg College Research Support Grants
All Kellogg students are entitled to apply for a Kellogg College Research Support Grant to assist with costs incurred for the research component of their courses, or to assist in funding programme-related or career development opportunities. The maximum amount that you can be awarded varies according to your programme of study. DPhil students can apply for a maximum of £1000. MPhil students can apply for a maximum of £500. Master’s students can apply for a maximum of £250. Once this amount has been reached, no further applications can be made. One application can be made per academic year and all applications must be made within years of fee liability. For students who transfer their programme of study, previous awards will count towards the maximum eligible amount.
The grants exist to help you with the expenses you incur as you undertake your research or take up programme-related or career development opportunities. The grant is applied broadly with examples of applications including software, specialist library fees, internships (completed before the last component of your course is finished) and fieldwork expenses. The grant does not help with known expenses such as travel to attend classes. These examples are for guidance only so do discuss your specific requirements with the College Academic Administrator. The grant is for incurred expenses so must be accompanied by receipts; it is not for prospective expenses.
The application form for the 2021/22 academic year is available here; the deadline for applications is 1 September 2022. You will need to attach receipts and fill in your Supervisor details, as they will be contacted to approve your application. Applications will be accepted throughout the year but must be submitted no later than 1 September 2022 for research or eligible activities conducted during the academic year 2021/22 and before the last component of your course is finished. (Please note that applications received near the end of the University’s financial year, which is 31 July, may take up to four weeks to be processed.)
Kellogg College Travel Grants
DPhil and MPhil students are eligible to apply for a Kellogg College Travel Grant. These funds exist to help students meet travel, registration and attendance costs when presenting their work at conferences, or to help meet the travel expenses of research trips. Applications for presenting papers at conference need to be accompanied by a short statement from your Supervisor confirming support for your participation in the conference, a description of the standing of the conference, and outlining any support that will be coming from the department or faculty.
Applications for research travel expenses also need to be accompanied by a short statement from your Supervisor confirming their support for your research trip and outlining any support that will be coming from the department or faculty. All awards will be for a maximum of £750 and only one application may be made per annum and a maximum of three applications may be made in total during years of fee liability. These applications will be considered termly; the deadline for submitting an application is noon on Friday of 5th Week and they must reach the Academic Administrator, Kellogg College, by noon on that date.
Please note, if 2020/21 was your final year of fee liability and your research travel or conference presentations have been delayed due to the pandemic, and are now planned for 2021/22, you are able to apply for a Kellogg College Travel Grant despite being out of fee liability.
The application form is available to download here. The application should be submitted to the Academic Administrator with a supporting statement from your Supervisor. Your application will be considered by the Travel Grant Committee whose decision is final. The amount awarded will depend on demand. You will be notified whether your application has been successful and of the amount that is to be awarded. The amount will be paid to you on provision of receipts once the expenses are incurred. It may be possible for Kellogg to pay some costs (such as registration) in advance for you but this will be by special arrangement with the College.
You will be expected to provide evidence that you presented the paper at the conference if a grant is awarded. If you do not attend a conference or research trip for which an award has been made you will be obliged to return the grant. If a Travel Grant Award is made to you, you are required to provide a short report about details of the research or conference activities you undertook further guidance on this can be found on the Notes for Guidance which form part of the application form.
Kellogg College offers a number of awards and will let you know of any new opportunities as they arise, or you can find details on the College website, including details of former recipients. In 2021—22 Kellogg hopes to offer the following awards:
Kellogg College Community Engagement and Impact Awards
All current Kellogg College students are eligible to be considered for a Kellogg College Community Engagement and Impact Award. These awards are given to students with a demonstrated commitment to community engagement, increasing impact, promoting knowledge exchange or widening participation within the current academic year.
Successful recipients of a Kellogg College Community Engagement Award will receive £250 in recognition of their achievements and will be invited to attend a reception in the summer to celebrate their success.
Monika Tesarova Award
Each year Kellogg College is pleased to offer a Monika Tesarova Fund Bursary of £100 made available due to the generosity of a College Fellow. The Monika Tesarova Fund Bursary exists to support a Kellogg student wishing to invest in their studies or take up an opportunity while studying at Oxford that they would ordinarily be precluded from doing due to financial constraints. While this does not have to be directly relevant to your studies (although it may be), it must be something that you believe will enhance your experience of studying at Oxford.
Look out for eligibility criteria and details of how to apply on the website.
Kellogg College is delighted to offer a wide and varied number of scholarships. Most scholarships exist for those applying to start a programme of study; however, there are very occasional scholarships that are available to students who are already on course. Details of these are advertised on the website as they become available.
If you are studying for a master’s in 2021/22 and are hoping to move on to study a full-time DPhil at Kellogg in 2022/23 you will be eligible to apply for a Kellogg College Progress Scholarship. Competition for such scholarships is high and the numbers of awards limited.
Details of all scholarships offered by Kellogg College will be published at: www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/study/scholarships