Travel & Research Fund

Academic Travel & Research Fund

All students at St Cross College may apply for Academic Travel & Research Grants of up to £300 a year* while enrolled on a programme at St Cross.

Students can now apply to the fund at any point during the academic year in which they are studying with the exception of Trinity term applications which should be submitted by Friday of 8th week.

Applications will be considered and a decision made within two weeks of submission. The activities must take place while the student is enrolled on their programme. In normal circumstances, the College’s Travel & Research Fund supports students who need to travel in order to undertake research or attend conferences. Whilst such travel has been limited due to Covid 19, the fund has been re-purposed to include provision of support for students needing additional equipment, software or study materials that support studying, working and research at this time, including software, computer storage, or journal subscriptions that cannot be arranged through the Librarian. Books, e-books and most journal access should still be requested through the Librarian (

Funding for Academic Skills and Language Courses should be made to the Academic Skills and Languages fund, further information can be found here.

When making an application to the Travel and Research Fund, please provide quotations detailing the cost being applied for. It is at the discretion of the Academic Registrar ( to on occasion request a reference from the student’s supervisor or course co-ordinator confirming the suitability of the funding request.

The following should be read carefully and taken into consideration before applying for a grant from the Fund:

1. Funding should be sought for academic or clearly academic-related needs. The Fund cannot support payments or other benefits given to research assistants or survey/experiment participants.

2. Every effort should be made to secure other funding.

3. Grants for sporting activities are not awarded from the Travel and Research Fund; these grants should be applied for via a separate application process and will be considered by the Student Representative Committee.

Applications should be made using this form:

4. Students who are awarded a grant will be sent a payment request form to facilitate payment. Receipts should be sent to the Academic Office Secretary at


*In exceptional circumstances we could consider requests for higher amounts.