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Lord Rootes Memorial Fund

What funding is available?

Grants usually range from £100 to £3,000. Because of the prevailing financial situation applicants are strongly encouraged to apply only for the minimum level of funding they need to carry out the project, rather than to apply automatically for the maximum potentially available.

Who can apply?

Full or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate Warwick students/groups of students on courses of at least one year's duration, including students about to leave the University, provided the project is limited to the period of the long vacation. See Fund Regulations.

For group projects only those students who will be involved in organising the project and writing the report should be included as applicants.

When do I carry out the project?

Projects are usually carried out during the summer vacation. In exceptional cases, and only where an applicant can demonstrate that a project can only be accomplished within an earlier timescale, applications may be considered for projects to be carried out during the Christmas or Easter vacations.

How do I apply?

See Apply for Funding.

Do I need to write a report?

Yes. The final 20% of the award will only be paid on submission of an acceptable report. See Writing a Report and Fund Regulations.

Who was Lord Rootes?

Lord Rootes was a noted Coventry motor manufacturer and the innovative Chairman of the Promotion Committee which founded the University of Warwick. Lord Rootes’ untimely death in 1964 prevented him being installed as the University’s first Chancellor. To commemorate Lord Rootes' commitment to innovation and enterprise and to the University of Warwick, distributors of Rootes Group products generously contributed to a fund to encourage student enterprise and effort, supporting imaginative projects by groups and individual students.

Further information

Official Lord Rootes Memorial Fund website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/topic/teachinglearning/rootes

Fri 18 Dec 2015, 16:59