Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust


The April 2017 deadline has now passed. This entry will be updated as soon as details of the next round of funding are announced after 3 January 2018

The Trust funds students pursuing degrees in medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies and postgraduate degree students from all fields of study. Applications are welcome from students beginning their first year of study, as well as from those already embarked on their degree course.

In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, you must be:
a) over the age of 24 on 01 October of the proposed year of study
b) either accepted on, or applying for a place on a degree course in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies, or accepted on, or applying for a full- or part-time place on a Masters or Doctoral degree programme in any discipline, at a UK university
c) already resident in the UK at the time of application, and resident in the UK during the course of study.

NB: if you are a postgraduate student, or applying for a place on a postgraduate degree course, you must hold a first- or second-class honours degree from a UK institution (or its equivalent from a non-UK institution) or hold a Masters degree from a UK institution.

Please note that the Trust DOES NOT fund:
a) Electives
b) Student placements
c) Diploma courses
d) PGCE courses
e) Professional training courses (e.g. Law Society, Royal College, examinations, PLAB tests)
f) Students who have already been supported by the Trust for a postgraduate degree in another field
g) Students currently holding a major award from another source (i.e. a grant intended to cover full fees and subsistence)*
h) Full-time PhD students beyond a third year of study
i) Part-time PhD students beyond a sixth year of study

Awards are competitive and made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. All grants are awarded for a full year of academic study and for one year only. Applicants for full time postgraduate degree courses may be supported for up to a maximum of three years, but new applications must be submitted each year. Part-time postgraduate courses can be funded for a maximum of six years, but new applications have to be submitted each year.

Deadline: 31 March 2016, or the first 300 completed applications received, whichever comes first.

Funding information


normally £300 - £1000

Number of awards per year:

not specified

Funding applies to:
UK applicants only
Funding duration:

1 year, renewable up to 3 years.

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:

Please e-mail after 5 January to request an application form.

The Administrator, Stapley Trust, PO Box 839, Richmond, Surrey TW9 9AL

Deadline notes:

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