There are funds available for all students to support non-academic activities. Students may also be awarded scholarships and prizes for outstanding extra-curricular contributions to College life.
Charitable and community projects
- Up to £250 towards the cost of students' active participation in charitable or community projects. (Projects are normally without remuneration.)
- Awards can be in addition to other College funding, with an overall cap at no more than 50% of the project cost.
- To be eligible for funding, a charitable or community project should not form part of any course requirements.
- Student members, who will have completed their course of study by the end of the Easter term of the current academic year, may still apply.
- Complete the application form giving full details of your project and stating that you wish to apply for funding for a community or charitable project.
Travel - not directly related to studies
- Undergraduate students may apply for funds towards travel in the long summer vacation
- An undergraduate student who will be graduating at the end of Easter term can still apply, but the travel must therefore relate to a future course of study at Fitzwilliam College
- The maximum available for non-academic travel in both cases is £150
- Funds are also available for both undergraduate and graduate students for travel that is related to studies.
- Undergraduate students use the online application form.
- Graduate students are not eligible to apply for funding towards non-academic travel projects, unless they are charitable or community projects
Sailbridge Special Project Award
The Sailbridge Special Project award was established in 2016 through a donation from Mr Philip Behenna (Modern and Medieval Languages, 1985–1989) to encourage students to undertake projects of educational, environmental, charitable or entrepreneurial value, which will broaden their experience and have a positive impact.
- Application is open to all student members (both undergraduate and graduate) of the College
- Except that those in their final year (including those on a one year course) are not eligible
- Applicants must demonstrate that they have applied for complementary funding from other sources
- Recipients of an award will be required to write a report on the purpose and outcome of their project, which will be forwarded to the donor.by the end of October.
Vacation project accommodation allowances
An allowances of £50 per week may be made to Undergraduates taking part in research projects or academic-related internships in or near Cambridge. The following criteria apply:
- Projects are during the Long Vacation
- Projects are not directly related to the undergraduate course work
- Awards are for a maximum of 10 weeks
- Awards are subject to the availability of a suitable College room
- You must be staying in College accommodation during the period of the award
- You must have the support of both your Tutor and Director of Studies
- Undergraduate students use the application form.
- Graduate students are not eligible to apply for a vacation project allowance
Students may apply to the ED Davies fund or the Dorothy Pounds Fund for a grant to assist with music lessons as follows;
- students reading Music - up to £50 per lesson with a maximum of £400 per year.
- students not reading Music - up to £20 per lesson with a maximum of £200 per year.
- All students - send a covering letter and copies of payment receipts to Tutorial Office Manager.
Music and Drama Projects
Student may apply to the Milner Walton Music and Drama fund for a grant to support a project for the current academic year.
- No typical level of award (it depends on the project), but an overall maximum per year for all projects of £2,500
- Students may consult with a member of the awarding panel (please see application form below) before submitting their application
- All students use the Fitzwilliam Society Milner Walton application form
- Deadlines for application - for projects in same academic year - 23 October, 22 January and 09 April
- Deadlines for application - for projects in the next academic year - 18 June
Sports bursaries are awarded to eligible students.
Students may take foreign language courses or enrol in English courses (Academic Development and Training for International Students (ADTIS)) run by the University Language Centre. College funding towards these courses may be available from the Student Opportunities Fund.
Master's Gift Fund
The Master's Gift Fund provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students to support extracurricular activities which are not supported (or cannot be adequately supported) by the JMA or any other College Funds. Applications should be made through the Tutor to the Master, and can be made at any time.