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Travel Awards Scheme 2018-19

Travel awards are available for a variety of travel options, to be undertaken between March and October in the year of application. Each fund has its own criteria.

The Travel Awards are intended to help you:

  • do placements
  • do periods of elective
  • complete study-related projects
  • do volunteer work or travel
  • attend conferences. 

Am I eligible to apply?

Applications are invited from all students from all Schools of study at King’s.

How do I apply? 

You can apply online through King's Student Records.

On the first page of the King's Stduent Records portal find the ‘My Fund Application’ box and select 'click here to view your funding options'.

Please ensure that you read the guidance notes carefully before completing the application form and provide all the relevant supporting documentation.

The deadline for receiving application forms and supporting documents is Friday 26 April 2018.

Late applications will not be considered. 

How do I complete the application form?

Please carefully read the eligibility criteria for each fund listed below.

Please ensure you tick the boxes for the funds you wish to be considered for.  

You only need to complete one application for your trip, even if you are applying to more than one of the funds. No student can apply for more than two funds.

If you are undertaking more than one trip, you must complete a separate application form for each. 

All applications must be:

  • submitted by completing the online application form
  • accompanied by a plan of the proposed journey, a statement of its purpose and value to the applicant, and an outline of the budget
  • subject to each successful applicant agreeing to submit a report to the Travel Awards Committee in October of the same year

The Travel Award Committee will consider all applications.

 

Which Travel Award(s) should I apply for?

Travel Awards 2014-15
Travel AwardAward Description Eligibility Criteria
MARY CLARK TRAVEL AWARD  A number of travel awards are available to female students at King's through a generous gift by Miss Mary E Clarke, a former student. 
  • Awards are available for female students in all Schools who have satisfactorily completed full-time courses of study for at least three semesters (one academic year).
  • Applicants can be undertaking a placement, elective, study-related project, conference attendance, volunteer work or travel.
  • Awards are to be used to enable female students to travel to the USA and/or a Commonwealth country during the summer vacation.
  • The value of an award can cover subsistence and some incidental expenses, and a substantial part of the cost of travel.
  • Awards from this fund normally average around £400.    
     
LACEY FRENCH TRAVEL BURSARIES

A number of French travel bursaries are available to students of King's through a generous gift to the university in 1978.

  • The Lacey French Travel Bursaries are open to all students in all Schools.
  • Applicants can be undertaking a placement, elective, study-related project, conference attendance, volunteer work or travel.
  • Awards are to be used to assist students to undertake cultural and educational visits to France of four to five weeks during the summer vacation.
  • The value of the awards can allow for subsistence and some incidental expenditure together with assistance towards travel costs.
  • Awards from this fund normally average around £400.
 
LIGHTFOOT VACATION SCHOLARSHIP

This award is to assist successful applicants to travel in the UK or abroad for not less than two weeks during the summer vacation.

  • Applicants can be undertaking a placement, elective, study-related project, conference attendance, volunteer work or travel.
  • Priority is given to students undertaking a study-related project or attending an academic conference.
  • The project should be on a serious subject in any area, and students should show an informed interest in the subject.
  • Students should indicate on the application what knowledge of the proposed subject they have already acquired.
  • Awards from this fund normally average £400.
SARGEAUNT TRAVEL FUND The fund was established in order to assist students with the costs of expeditions and visits planned for the summer vacation period.
  • Applicants can be undertaking a placement, elective, study-related project, conference attendance, volunteer work or travel.
  • Preference is given to students undertaking a study-related project or attending an academic conference.
  • The fund is intended to provide assistance to both undergraduate and postgraduate students to enable them to undertake  travel during the vacations in connection with their studies, or to attend conferences or pursue research away from the university in  circumstances under which university regulations would permit leave of absence.
  • Awards from this fund normally average £400.

 

FAQs

I am in the final year – am I eligible?
Students who are in their final years will sometimes be awarded travel awards; however, priority will be given to those returning to King’s the following year.

I have been awarded before – am I eligible to receive another award?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is unlikely that those previously awarded will be awarded again.

I am travelling earlier in the year, before the committee meets – am I eligible to apply for an award?
Students who are travelling at other times of the year are permitted to submit an application. However, you must be in a position to fund the trip yourself, as a retrospective award cannot be guaranteed. Travel Awards only cover the March to October period. You may only apply for Travel Awards for travel undertaken that same year.

I am going on an exchange programme, not an elective/placement, and not an essential part of my course - am I eligible?
Priority will be given to those who are travelling as part of an elective/placement.

I am a master's student who should complete a small placement as a part of the course - am I eligible?
Master's students on placements will be considered for awards.

If I am successful, how much money will I receive?
It is impossible to estimate how much money a successful candidate will receive. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of the individual application and details provided. The monies are split between the successful candidates as deemed appropriate by the committee. It is unlikely that your entire costs will be covered by Travel Awards.

If I fulfil all the criteria, will I definitely get an award?
No. Awards cannot be guaranteed.

I am travelling with my friend(s); can we submit a joint application?
No, all students applying for travel awards must submit their own application and write their own personal statement. 

Can I apply for more than one award for the same trip?
Yes, if your plans fulfil the eligibility criteria for more than one award, you can apply to more than one fund on one form.

Why do you need to see copies of my bank statements?
Applicants are expected to provide evidence of their financial status (e.g. bank statements) so that funds can be distributed to those most in need.

When will I know the outcome of my application?
Provided your application form has been accurately completed and the appropriate documentary evidence supplied, The Travel Awards Committee will consider your application in May. You will be notified of the decision before the end of May 2019. 

Further information
If you have any queries about the Travel Awards, please contact the Student Funding Office here at King's where we will be happy to offer you further advice.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is 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 2018-19 academic year.


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