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Women in STEM Scholarship

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences is actively working to support women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to address the imbalance of women working and studying in these areas. The Women in Science Scholarship scheme is funded by the Faculty as part of our commitment to increasing the representation of female students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects.

The scholarships are worth £3,000 and are designed to offer financial assistance to outstanding candidates during their undergraduate studies (for up to three years), and to introduce them to various initiatives and activities taking place across the university in response to the issue.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate a commitment to improving the experience of women in STEM, giving examples of when they have supported intersectionally marginalised people whilst studying, or how they intend to if they receive the award.

Applications to the Women in Science Scholarship are open for entry in September 2024, following a successful offer to one of our undergradute degrees via this form


Who can apply?

In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must be:

  • Home fee status 
  • be a female* applicant to the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences applying for an undergraduate programme in the Departments of Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering.

*this also includes non-binary or trans applicants

If you are successful

Once the winners have been identified you will be contacted with further details about how and when you will receive the scholarship. Following confirmation you will also receive details regarding upcoming events and activities that will be taking place in the Faculty and your department.

The faculty expects scholarship holders to contribute as an active participant Women in Science Season events and any initiatives that promote gender equality.

We hope that Scholarship holders will:
  • Become a Women in Science Champion
  • Support and attend Faculty Open Days and public engagement events
  • Assist in the design and promotion of cross-faculty activities including Women in STEM Season
  • Be actively involved in one-two activities each year, either as a member of a Department or Faculty EDI Committee, taking part in an event, or arranging your own.

The University has tried to give students the opportunity to research student funding as early as possible. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2024-25 academic year.

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