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RSA bursaries 2013-14 - apply now

Applications are invited for the 2013-14 Warwick Retired Staff Association Bursaries which aim 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.

A sum of £1000 will be available and a small number of awards, not necessarily of the same value, will be offered to the chosen applicants. In recent years we have supported a range of projects:

3rd year Medical: Photographic exhibition based on project visit to Borneo

Two Postgraduate Medical students: Article based on work experience in the ‘Empty Quarter‘ of Oman

3rd year Theatre and Performance Studies: play dissemination

2nd year English: Literature translation and performance

Postgraduate Applied Management: concert of operatic extracts

2nd year English Literature: arts magazine

Postgraduate: multimedia Chinese-speaking website

Engineering students: erection of a screw water pump for the Allotment Society

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.

It is essential to include on the application: name, contact addresses (postal and email), degree course, year of study, and, if appropriate, the name of a member of staff who could provide background comments on the proposal. 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.


Please send applications clearly marked ‘WRSA Bursary Application’ to:

Suzanne Keene, Honorary Secretary Warwick Retired Staff Association,
Human Resources, University House, Coventry CV4 8UW