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WRSA bursaries 2018-19

Looking for financial help to support a project?

Applications are now open for the 2018-19 Warwick Retired Staff Association (WRSA) bursaries, which aim to support creative and/or cultural extra-curricular activities by Warwick undergraduate or postgraduate students.

Bursaries of up to £1,000 will be available, and two or three awards – not necessarily of the same value – will be offered to the chosen applicants. In recent years we have supported a range of projects:

  • Third year medical student: Photographic exhibition based on project visit to Borneo.
  • PhD History student: Endangered Pasts: a Photographic Gallery of Mizo Photographs.
  • Second year English student: Literature translation and performance.
  • Second year English Literature student: Arts magazine.
  • Postgraduate student: Multimedia Chinese-speaking website.
  • Engineering students: Erection of a screw water pump for the Allotment Society.
How can I apply?

Interested students are invited to send a single A4 sheet outlining their proposed activity and indicating how a WRSA bursary would be used to help them. Timing and costing projections should be provided, together with an indication of the extent to which the project may benefit the University and/or the wider community as well as the individual recipient.

Applications will be accepted until the end of October 2018. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible after this date, and an award presentation will be made at a small reception in the Atrium, University House later in the term.

Please email applications to:

Or send applications clearly marked ‘WRSA bursary application’ to:

Tim Wilkinson
Retired Staff Association
Human Resources
University House

What other information should I include in my application?

It’s essential to include:

  • your name
  • your contact addresses (postal and email)
  • your degree course, year of study, and, if appropriate, the name of a member of staff who could provide background comments on the proposal.
What else do I need to know?

Ideally, the WRSA wants to provide ‘pump-priming’ money: projects that have already attracted considerable funding will not be as favourably considered as those for which a grant from the WRSA might make all the difference. Please note, charity applications are not eligible and previous awardees cannot reapply.

Recipients will be expected to keep the WRSA Committee, through its Chair, informed about any performances, exhibitions, etc., directly related to the project. In addition, all recipients must agree to provide a report on their finished project, as these reports will be included in the WRSA newsletter and will encourage its members to give awards in the future.

Whoever you are, whatever your project, make a strong case – who knows, you could be successful!



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