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WRSA bursaries 2019-20

Looking for financial help to support a project?

Applications are invited for the 2020 Warwick Retired Staff Association Bursaries which aim to support creative and cultural extra-curricular activities by Warwick undergraduate or postgraduate students. Bursaries of up to £1000 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 including:

  • Photographic exhibition based on project visit to Borneo
  • Work experience in the ‘Empty Quarter' of Oman
  • Endangered Pasts: a Photographic Gallery of Mizo Photographs
  • Literature translation and performance
  • Multimedia Chinese-speaking website
  • A screw water pump for the Allotment Society
  • The living canal project
  • The Barking and Dagenham Community Scheme
How can I apply?

Interested students are invited to send a one page synopsis outlining their proposed activity and indicating how a WRSA Bursary would be used to help them. Timing and costing 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. It is essential to include on the application: name, contact addresses (postal and e-mail), degree course, year of study, and, if wished, the name of a member of staff who could provide background comments on the proposal.

Please note that charity applications are not eligible and previous awardees cannot reapply. 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. Whoever you are, whatever your project, make a strong case and, you could be successful.

Recipients will be expected to keep the WRSA Committee 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. Successful applicants will be required to provide bank details to enable the transfer of funds.

The closing date for application is Friday, 14th February 2020. It is expected that the projects will be carried out over the summer term and summer vacation with completion and a final report by the end of February 2021. Because of this timing it is not realistic for students in their final year to participate. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible after the submission date and an award presentation will be made at a small reception in the Atrium, University House.

Please email applications to:


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