Graduate students at Jesus College may make applications for funds for academic purposes (such as attendance at a conference to deliver a paper or other research trips) up to 3 months before travel. Please note that the research allowance may not be used for the purchase of computers. The grant year runs from 1 August to 31 July, and allowances should be used in that academic year: they cannot usually be carried over into a subsequent year. Applications can only be made whilst students are on their course, not in the summer after completing an MPhil, for instance.

Applications setting out the purpose of the application and the costs expected to be incurred (including any funds obtained from other sources) should be addressed to the Academic Director, but sent in the first instance to Carole Thomas, the Graduate Administrator in the Academic Office. A letter or email of support from the University Supervisor is also required. This should be sent directly to Carole Thomas ( at the same time as the application. 

Please note that graduates studying for a part-time course are eligible to apply for half of the research allowance.