Funding Sources and Travel Grants


JCR Research and Travel Grants

Most undergraduates and post-graduates are eligible for travel grants (post-graduates should apply to the Tutor for Graduates).  Preference will be given to third year undergraduates for travel at Easter, and second year undergraduates for travel during the summer vacation.

Deadlines for application are: 

  • 5th week of Hilary Term for the Easter Vacation; 
  • 5th week of Trinity Term for the Long Vacation.

Procedure for applying 

  • Complete application form (available online or from outside Principal’s Office)
  • Hand the form to your personal tutor who will complete the reference section and send it to the Principal.

If you apply for a grant from an outside body (College Secretary’s Noticeboard) you must indicate this on your application. 


General Information

Most travel funds are tied to certain conditions; confined to named subjects, certain destinations or to whether the travel is of academic relevance to your course.  Selection is based on the following:

  • Your Personal tutor’s recommendation, your academic performance and a clear battels account.
  • Academic relevance to your course may affect the size of the grant received.
  • Whether you have received an award in the past.

Further information about the various travel funds is available on the table outside the Principal’s Office.

Other sources of funding for current students 

For a list of funding sources available to current students, as well as eligibility, application and deadline details, please see HERE


The Ruth Deech Award for Further Legal Study


The Ruth Deech Award for Further Legal Study seeks to provide financial assistance to promising students who wish to undertake further academic or vocational legal study. Students must intend to commence these studies in the year 2023. This award is available for students who will be completing their legal studies (FHS/BCL/MJur/MLF/DPhil/MPhil) at St Anne’s College in 2023, or who have graduated in the past 3 years.

 The types of study that are likely to be supported are:

  • Study for the BTC or LPC;
  • Other professional legal qualifications;
  • Graduate studies in law; and
  • Other training or experience undertaken in pursuit of a career in law (at the committee’s discretion)

Costs that will be covered:

  • – Course fees for the studies listed above

Costs that generally will not be covered:

  • – Living expenses
  • – Accommodation costs

However, in exceptional cases (such as unpaid internships), such costs may be covered if requested.

Applications can be made up to 3 years post the final year of study.

Selection Criteria and Expectations

The fundamental criteria for selection, and for the amount of the award, is financial need.

Eligible students must:

  1. Have completed studying the FHS/BCL/MJur/MLF/DPhil/MPhil at St Anne’s college in 2023 or
  2. Have graduated in the past 3 years; AND
  3. Will commence their further legal studies in 2023.

‘Further legal study’ includes academic study (e.g., masters, integrated masters and doctoral studies related to law) and vocational training (e.g., BTC). Additional legal experiences, such as internships or work experience in another country may count as further legal study where the experience will contribute significantly towards the student’s legal development or future career, although this is at the discretion of the awarding committee.

Students who are uncertain if their study is related to Law or will be counted as further legal study are welcome to apply, although it is at the discretion of the committee to determine which endeavours will satisfy the further legal study requirements.

If awarded the scholarship, students will be expected to provide evidence of their further legal study. This may be an offer letter from a vocational programme, academic institution, or in certain circumstances from a firm or charity.

Please note:

  • The committee has discretion to decide to whom an award will be made and how the available funds will be split between successful applicants.
  • Applicants who intend to commence their studies later than 2023 are encouraged to discuss their situation with the committee, who reserve the right to make a discretionary decision on eligibility.

How to apply

A short application letter should be sent to Christine Robertson (, by 6pm on Monday 24th April 2023, at the latest. Applications will then be distributed to the Panel for decisions to be made. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application by the fourth week of Trinity Term (19th May 2023).

Application letter:

A short application letter should:

  1. Describe which further legal study you intend to undertake,
  2. Explain how this will improve your understanding of the law and benefit your future legal career, and
  3. Outline why you need financial assistance to undertake this further study (including details of other sources of funding to which you may have access).

Applications should clearly state the cost of study (fees and necessary textbooks for the BTC/other vocational course) towards which you seek a contribution.

The University’s Undergraduate Finance Guide can be found here.