Graduate School

Grundy Educational Trust

Call for Applications: currently closed but if the University is invited to submit applications again the next call will be in spring 2020

The Grundy Educational Trust has invited the University of Nottingham to apply for up to five postgraduate student awards, towards the funding of postgraduate degrees in the sciences, for taught or research study.


  • You must be intending to pursue a course leading to a career in a STEM (technologically or scientifically based) discipline in industry, commerce or the professions
  • Candidates must be citizens or residents of the United Kingdom who can show they are in need of financial assistance to fund their maintenance costs
  • You must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place to study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Nottingham.

Annual awards are made of between £1,200 and £4,500 to successful candidates for postgraduate taught or research programmes.

The Trust gives the following as some of the factors which influence selectors:

  • Direct relevance of the course to career prospects
  • The candidate's motivation - i.e. not merely a fill-in in the absence of a job
  • A strong academic record
  • Candidates will only be considered who have a demonstrable financial need, they must provide precise and accurate financial information in terms of income and expenditure
  • Involvement in non-student activities and in the work-place.

Application details

Please read the regulations and then complete an application form. Further details are also available from the Grundy Educational Trust website. You will need to supply the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Copy of your University of Nottingham offer letter (both sides)
  • Statement of support from a past tutor or your prospective course leader or supervisor (this statement must be on University headed paper and have an original signature).
If your application is submitted without all the necessary documentation above it will not be put forward for consideration.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

All the documents above should be scanned and emailed to by a deadline to be advised.

There will be a University selection panel to select the five applications to put forward to the Grundy Educational Trust. The Trust will then interview selected candidates in Guildford, Surrey on a date to be advised and will notify the University of applicants invited to interview. Interviews will be face-to-face so applicants need to be able to attend the date notified by the Trust.

If you have any further queries about this scheme, please contact:

The Graduate School

The University of Nottingham
A floor, Highfield House
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 8400