Student Travel Grants 2020

12th March 2020

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Following Government advice concerning international travel and the spread of Covid-19, we are sorry to announce that  Wadham travel grant applications have been suspended.

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The College normally awards up to thirty-five travel grants to undergraduates or graduates within fee-liability and/or on a compulsory year abroad. (Unfortunately final year students are not normally eligible). The grants, made possible by the generosity of Wadham alumni and benefactors, are intended for travel – and are not primarily related to the applicants’ academic work.

Successful candidates are required to write a short account of their travels in Word format suitable for publication on the website or in the Wadham Gazette.

These grants are:

T. C. W. Stinton Travel Grants
These grants are endowed by friends of the late Tom Stinton, Classics Tutor of the College. They will be awarded for travel to and within the area of the Greek and Roman world. There will be up to three grants of £350 each.

Judge Burka Travel Grants
Up to four awards of £600 are possible by the generosity of Judge Alfred Burka of Washington DC. They will be made to applicants wishing to travel in the USA. A preference will be given to those who have not previously visited the country.

Vicky Philo Travel Grants
Up to four grants of £600. Preference will be given to proposals involving some musical purpose or interest. These awards are funded in memory of Vicky Philo.

Wadham College and Marsden Travel Grants
Up to twelve grants of £350 each may be awarded for travel without restriction. Seven will be made from a College trust fund founded for this purpose by former members of the College in memory of Warden Wells, and five will be funded from the College’s Marsden bequest.

Nick Jackson Travel Grants 
Generously provided in memory of Nick Jackson (History, 1998), who worked throughout his life with marginalised people and communities. There are up to three grants of £500, with preference shown for travel relating to developing countries or working with marginalised communities.

Wadham Medical Society Travel Grants
The Wadham Medical Society is pleased to supplement the College Travel Grants with a further four grants of up to £400 each which will be awarded to students reading for the BA in Medical Sciences. Any pre-clinical student who will be in residence in 18-19 (including all 3rd years who are to go to the Oxford clinical school and stay at Wadham) will be eligible.

Wadham Society Travel Grants
The Wadham Society is pleased to supplement the College Travel Grants. Grants of up to £350 are available.

Important information

•    Grants will not be given to visit countries or areas which, at the time of assessment, are listed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as places to which it is inadvisable to travel (including those to which only travel on essential business is recommended). This list can be found at
•    If successful applicants do not submit a written account their travels for the Gazette or website, the College will require repayment of the award.
•   If you are intending to apply for funds for an internship that is not related to your academic study, you may apply for a travel grant. For funding for internships related to your academic area, please contact the Bursar's office for information.

Read how students used their 2019 travel grants