The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust awards partial tuition fee bursaries of up to £4,000 to postgraduate PhD students from the UK or overseas. Read more Read less

The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family, to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £4,000
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU, Rest of World
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

What it covers

Partial tuition fee bursary of up to £4,000.

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

Students from any country and studying a full-time PhD can apply. Applicants must be in the final year of their course to be eligible.

Further information

The Trustees aim to consider all applications within three months of receiving them and endeavour to inform all successful and unsuccessful applicants within this time frame.

The Trust will write to all successful applicants stating the size of the grant offer. This might not be for the amount that you requested. All grant cheques will be paid to Cranfield University and sent directly to them before you commence your final year.

Funding is provided on the understanding that you are attending Cranfield University and if you do not commence your final year of studies the grant is to be returned.

The Trust will only provide a one-off grant to postgraduate PhD students and therefore, if you have received a grant previously, you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding to help with a different course.

If you are not successful in your application the Trustees will not reconsider a repeat application from you for the same funding requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted as soon as possible or at least three months before you start the final year of your PhD programme. The Trust will only make payment of funding for students in September or January, depending on when your course starts.

Only applications submitted online via the Trust's website using the correct application form will be accepted. Any applications sent by post, email or fax will not be considered.

All applications will be acknowledged and a decision will usually be given within three months of the application. No progress reports will be given and no correspondence will be entered into in the meantime.