Most of College, University and non-profit organizations have at some point of their history founded scholarships for prospective students. The Good Schools Guide, a guide to schools And college in the UK, states "Charitable grant-making trusts can help in cases of genuine need," and goes on to outline several instances where this may be the case, including an "unforseen family disaster" and a "need for special education"
Medicine and the allied sciences in their relation to medicine
Level : Postdoctoral level Duration: One to Three years
Eligibility: Applicants at postdoctoral level or have a medical qualification, and have taken a degree in any faculty in any university approved by the Trustees in the UK and Commonwealth.
Value: Salary at Lecturer
level according to qualifications, age and experience.
General Information: Applicants must submit written evidence that they will be given accommodation in the department where they propose to work (which must be in Great Britain or Ireland) for three years and their research proposal must be agreed with and confirmed in writing by the Head of the Department. Some research expenses may be granted on application.
Last date: 1 March of each year.
The Administrative Secretary, Beit Memorial Fellowships for Medical Research,
C/o The School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX, UK
HE ROYAL COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS
The Sir Frederick Smith Research Fellowships
Field of Study: Veterinary Science
Duration: Three years. Level: Research
Eligibility: Candidates will be required to have obtained some
postgraduate experience and
must be nominated by a Professor, Reader, or Lecturer of a University
or College, or by a Director of a research Institute, preferably
the person who will supervise their work.
Value: £1,000 per annum, with up to £200 per annum made available for equipment or other expenses arising from the research.
The Registrar, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,
32 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QP, UK .
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE
Field of Study: Ophthalmology.
Eligibility: Ophthalmologists who wish to visit the UK with the intention of furthering the study or advancement of ophthalmology.
Value: As recommended by the Council of the Section on Ophthalmology.
Mrs A Ling, Academic Department, The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1M 8AE, UK .
Field of study: All areas of Cancer research at a higher fields relevant to cancer
Duration: Three years.
Eligibility: A first or upper second class honours degree or degree level in research or equivalent qualification.
Value: A taxable grant of around £ 10,000 (Edinburgh and Dundee), £ 10,412 (Cambridge), £ 11,358 (Clare Hall, Oxford and Outer London), £ 12,288 (Central London) per annum in the first year, with annual incremental increases thereafter, plus additional allowances in some cases.
The Personnel Department, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Lincoln's Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3PX, UK.
Subject: Bacteriology, Mathematics, Pathology.
Level: Research level
Duration: One year (renewable for a further year)
Eligibility: Good first degree in relevant subject required.
Value: 'Home' fees only provided. May be held concurrently with other awards or income.
Field of Study: Biochemistry or allied biomedical subjects.
Duration: One year (Extendable to three years)
Eligibility: The award is primarily intended to help candidates whose careers have been interrupted for non-academic reasons beyond their control and/ or who are unlikely to qualify for an award from public funds. Applicants must have an offer to undertake research at a university in the UK. Whilst the scholarship is primarily aimed at PhD students, the award of a postdoctoral fellowship might be considered for a candidate whose circumstances merit such consideration.
Value: Fees and maintenance grant.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Subject: Anthropology and Archaeology (broadly defined) in relation to South East Asia, with preference for Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Thailand.
Number: 1 or more
Level: research level
Duration: one or two years in the first instance, extendable to a third year in exceptional cases
Eligibility: Open to graduates of any university.
Value: £6,000 per annum.
Last date: 4th March of the year of award.
Note: Candidates applying for election for an initial period of two years will be expected to be of postdoctoral status. It is expected that the successful candidate(s) will either be based in Cambridge, or will spend a substantial period of time during or after their period of research in Cambridge.
The Secretary, Evans Fund Advisory Committee, Department of Social Anthropology,
Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF, UK .