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Graduate Research Allowance

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. The grant is currently worth £800 per year for full-time students (£400 per year for part-time students). Applications can only be made whilst students are on their course, not in the summer after completing an MPhil, for instance.

Postgraduates are able to use part of the allowance to purchase books. The maximum claim for books is £400 (half of this amount for part-time students).

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 Emily Huang, 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 the Graduate Administrator ( at the same time as the application.