Applications are still being accepted for the 2013-14 Warwick Retired Staff Association Bursaries which provide awards of up to £1,000 to support creative and cultural extra-curricular activities by Warwick students. Awards are intended to cover a wide range of activities including Science, Medical, Social Science and Arts-based projects, including both the performing and creative arts.
In recent years the bursaries have supported the following projects:
- Photographic exhibition based on project visit to Borneo
- Article based on work experience in the ‘Empty Quarter‘ of Oman
- Play dissemination
- Literature translation and performance
- Postgraduate Applied Management: concert of operatic extracts
- Arts magazine
- Multimedia Chinese-speaking website
- Erection of a screw water pump for the Allotment Society
Interested in applying?
Interested students are invited to send a single typed A4 sheet, outlining their proposed activity and indicating how a WRSA Bursary would be used to help them. Timing and costing should be provided, together with am indication of the extent to which the project would benefit the University and/or the wider community as well as the individual recipient.
You must include your name, contact addresses (postal and e-mail), degree course, year of study, and, if appropriate, the name of a member of staff who could provide background comments on the proposal in your application Please note, 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, who knows, you could be successful. 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.
The closing date for application is Friday 4 October 2013. 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.
Pictured: Winners of 2012 WRSA Bursaries