Perry Foundation Study Awards - Applications process

Applications for post graduate funding should state clearly but briefly:

  1. The purpose of the PhD project for which funding is required.
  2. The expected outcomes/benefits that will arise from the ‘project’ in terms of both personal, if appropriate, and the Perry Foundation objectives.
  3. How the ‘project’ will be carried out.
  4. The key resource requirements (expertise and facilities).
  5. An outline budget (identifying as appropriate items such as: course fees, stipend/living/travel, materials, contribution to o/heads, staff costs, other costs e.g hire charges, specialist fees, laboratory charges) indicating the level of funding that has been obtained/applied for from other sources.
  6. The main risks.
  7. Other individuals/organisations involved as collaborators, funders etc.
  8. Details of the University or research institute..
  9. Details of the project supervisor.
  10. Details of the lead applicant who must be the student and their CV must be included.

The completed application form, plus CV and any covering letter, must be sent by email to the Perry Foundation Secretary Gordon Bennett [email protected]

What happens next?

  • The closing date for submissions is now flexible but normally 31st October each year for PhDs commencing in September of the following year
  • The Perry Foundation Grants Committee evaluates the applications and selects a shortlist.
  • Applicants are informed of the outcome before end of December.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an interview in the following January.
  • Successful applicants and their University/Institute will be advised of the success or failure of the application within a month of the interview.
  • Trustees appoint a mentor for each successful project.

Click to download an Application Form in Word (doc) format.