The James Pantyfedwen Foundation
- Level of study
- Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
- Subject area
- Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
- Type of Award
- Deadline for applying
The James Pantyfedwen Foundation began its operations on 1 April 1998 when a new scheme was agreed with the Charity Commissioners. The present Foundation is a successor to two former charitable trusts - the Catherine and Lady Grace James Foundation (established in 1957) and the John and Rhys Thomas James Foundation (established in 1967). Both these foundations had been set up by the late Sir D.J. James whose aim was to create a permanent endowment to benefit the people of Wales. The first of these charitable trusts carried the names of his mother (Catherine James) and his wife (Lady Grace James) whilst the second bore the names of his father (John James) and his brother (Rhys Thomas James).
Applications can only be considered for postgraduate study and some priority is currently given to those students undertaking postgraduate research work. The Foundation does not, in any circumstances, supplement awards provided by local education authorities and research councils.
Value of Award
In most cases these bursaries will be at the standard fee rate. Applications for courses where the fees are higher than this can be considered but in no circumstances will the bursary be higher than £7,000. In very exceptional circumstances Trustees may consider making a contribution towards an applicant’s maintenance costs.
All applicants must meet the qualifying criteria, set out as follows. Applications can only be considered from Welsh people who satisfy the conditions set out in paragraph (a) below, together with any ONE of the conditions (i – iii) set out in paragraph (b).
(a) Applicants must have a permanent address in Wales at sometime during the three years immediately preceding the date of application (note that a term-time address in Wales, such as a college or university student, does NOT fall within this category).
(i) Applicants born in Wales
(ii) Applicants one or both of whose parents were born in Wales
(iii) Applicants who have for an aggregate period of not less than seven years been regular pupils or students at any educational institution(s) in Wales
Currently the Foundation does NOT consider applications of the following types:
(i) undergraduate courses (including intercalated degree courses in medical science)
(ii) courses at institutions that have not been approved by the Department of Education
(iii) higher degrees where students already have a higher degree (this does not exclude progress from a Master’s degree to a PhD)
(iv) Accounting training courses
(v) private tuition (e.g. for music students)
(vi) PGCE courses
(vii) Postgraduate training courses in Social Work
(viii) CPE course in Law (but Legal Practice Courses are permitted)
(ix) Master’s courses of more than one year’s duration. In such cases applications for the second year of study are allowed.
How to Apply
The closing date for applications for courses which start in September/October in any year (or with a later starting date in the same academic year) is 30 June preceding the start date. Application forms are available from 1 April in any year. For those students awaiting examination results (e.g. final degree) the forms can be submitted before the outcome is known. In such circumstances students must inform the Foundation at a later date about the outcome of these examinations. Alternatively the submission of the form can be delayed until the examination results are known.
Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005