The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
- Level of study
- Any Postgraduate, 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
- EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
- Type of Award
- Deadline for applying
The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust supports students of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, and postgraduate students in all fields of study. Founded in 1919 by the businessman and philanthropist Sir Richard Stapley (1843-1920), the Trust is an expression of his life-long concern with educational and philanthropic causes. For nearly 100 years, it has helped hundreds of students in financial difficulty from Great Britain and abroad to complete their studies at a university in the United Kingdom.
Awards are competitive and made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. All grants are awarded for a full year of academic study and for one year only. Applicants for full time postgraduate degree courses may be supported for up to a maximum of three years, but new applications must be submitted each year. Part-time postgraduate courses can be funded for a maximum of six years, but new applications have to be submitted each year.
Value of Award
Grants are normally from £400 to £1,200 in value. They are intended to cover the shortfall incurred by educational and subsistence expenses upon payment of tuition fees. Before award money can be released, applicants must confirm any other grants obtained, and their amounts. Should a successful applicant have received a major award, or additional money from other granting bodies equivalent to a major award, the grant awarded from the Stapley Trust may be reduced or withdrawn. Students already holding a major award cannot apply.
Applications are welcome from students beginning their first year of study, as well as from those already embarked on their degree course.
In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, you must be:
a) over the age of 24 on 01 October of the proposed year of study
b) either accepted on, or applying for, a place on a degree course in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies, or accepted on, or applying for, a full- or part-time place on a Masters or Doctoral degree programme in any discipline, at a UK university
c) already resident in the UK at the time of application, and resident in the UK during the course of study.
How to Apply
Application packs for the 2017/18 academic year will be available from 3 January 2017 from the Trust website.
The deadline for submissions is either 31 March 2017, or the first 300 completed applications received, whichever comes first. Every year, the Trust receives many more applications than it can consider, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Awards will be announced by the end of June 2017.
Grants must be claimed by 1 November 2017.
Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005