Graduate Student Funding for Covid-Related Hardship

Many of our students are experiencing unexpected financial hardship as a result of the ongoing pandemic.  To help with this, Pembroke graduate students can now apply for support funds as follows:

 

Oxford University Covid Hardship Fund for Research Students

This fund is only for PGR (postgraduate research) students.  It is intended to provide grants of up to £5,000 to students whose finances have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since they began their studies at Oxford. Students must be facing exceptional and unexpected financial need which has led to a shortfall in their finances that they are unable to meet through other sources.

Applications to the Fund might relate to cancellation of external funding awards; significant loss of financial support from family or a partner; loss of income from changes in employment arrangements; unplanned living costs and continuation charges for those students who need to extend their research programme, or other living or study-related costs for which funding is no longer available.

To apply from Pembroke, first read through the guidance notes, and then complete the application form and upload to the Sharepoint site link provided. Kirstie Morris in the Academic Office can advise if you have questions, or if you have any problems with accessing or completing the form.  To enable consideration of a gathered field of applications, the deadline for submission for this term is Friday of 7th week (27th November).

(NB the application process for this fund is the same as the process for the general Oxford University Covid Hardship Fund – see below.  You need only complete one set of forms.)

 

Oxford University Covid Hardship Fund (for all Graduates)

The University is providing some funding for any Pembroke student whose finances have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic since they began their studies in Oxford, to the point where you are facing a shortfall in your finances that you are unable to meet through other sources. The funding available for non-research students is more limited and has to be spread over more people than that for research students and so the maximum grant available is smaller.

Applications might relate to cancellation of external funding awards; loss of financial support from family or a partner; loss of income from changes in employment arrangements; unplanned living costs; or other living or study-related costs for which funding is no longer available.

To apply from Pembroke, first read through the guidance notes, and then complete the application form and upload to the Sharepoint site link provided.  Kirstie Morris in the Academic Office can advise if you have questions, or if you have any problems with accessing or completing the form.  To enable consideration of a gathered field of applications, the deadline for submission for this term is Friday of 7th week (27th November).

(NB the application process for this fund is the same as the process for PGR students to apply for their particular support needs – see above.  You need only complete one set of forms.)

 

College Hardship for Christmas Vacation Costs

Pembroke’s Burt 1923 Trust is open for applications by any student who will incur unbudgeted living costs from staying in Oxford during the Christmas vacation.  Any graduate students, whether living in College or out, can apply for a maximum grant of £175 for non-rent living costs.

To apply simply complete the College’s Graduate Student Vacation Intentions form (regardless of your accommodation status) by 10pm on Thursday of 6th week, 19th November at the latest.  You may be asked to attend a short online interview to answer some further questions about your application, but we will get in touch to advise you when and if this is necessary.