The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) Scholarships are for women who will be in their third year of doctoral studies or part-time equivalent at the time the awards are given out (the autumn of each year).

The awards are given on the basis of evidence of academic excellence as shown on the application form, referee reports and, for those shortlisted, brief presentations of their research to a panel of academics. The amounts offered in awards range upwards from £1,000, with the average award being around £3,000, and the maximum being £6,000. The number of awards made each year depends on the funds available and on the quality of the applications but six to ten awards are usually given. The final selection is made in June/July of each year and awards are given out in October/November.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £6,000
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, Rest of World, EU
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)British Federation of Women Graduates 

What it covers

Up to £6,000 toward the cost of PhD study.

Applicable courses

This funding opportunity is applicable to PhD courses at Cranfield University. Please see the 'Who can apply' section for more information.

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply for a BFWG award you must be:

  • A female postgraduate student who will be in third year of doctoral studies or part time equivalent
  • Registered at a university in England, Wales or Scotland (not Northern Ireland).

Awards are given to help with ongoing doctoral work rather than as prizes at the end of doctoral studies so please do not apply if you expect to submit your thesis in the next 12 months. Awards are not given out unless fees for the current academic year have been paid, are covered by available funds or waived by the University.

How to apply

To apply, please visit the BFWG website. Applications usually close near the end of February each year.