Grundy Educational Trust

Please note applications for the forthcoming 2024/25 academic year are now closed. 

We invite applications from mid February each year.  We cannot accept applications at any other time during the year. 

The Grundy Educational Trust was established in 1991 to advance education by providing or assisting in the provision of postgraduate awards and/or loans to students for research and higher learning at institutions in the United Kingdom.

Its investments amount to approximately £500,000 and some £25,000 is available each year for awards, the maximum individual amount of which is currently limited to £4,500 per annum.

Eligibility and Applications

Applications will be considered from applicants who;

  • are citizens or residents of the United Kingdom;

  • are intending to pursue courses leading to careers in technologically or scientifically based disciplines in industry, commerce or the professions;

  • have been accepted or provisionally accepted for postgraduate degrees at any of the following five universities (irrespective of where they obtained their first degrees): Imperial College London, The University of Manchester, The University of Nottingham, University of Southampton and University of Surrey;

  • are in need of financial assistance to fund their maintenance costs.

Please note that for students wishing to pursue a course of longer than one academic year, the Trust will typically support those students for the duration of the course (subject to satisfactory annual academic reports from tutors and consideration of annual estimates of required financial assistance from students).

Application Process

Applicants will need to sign up at [] to complete the application form Grundy Educational Trust Application 2024 v0.1 ( []. If any applicant has any difficulty completing this application because of a disability, please ask them to contact the Trust at so that the Trust can identify any reasonable adjustments, to help them overcome or minimize this difficulty. 

The deadline for making an application to the Trust was 5pm on Thursday 2nd May, 2024. Therefore, applications in respect of the 2024/25 academic year are now closed

For a copy of the regulations visit:-

The selection procedure for making awards is as follows:

  • Applications submitted by the University are reviewed by the Trustees for consideration.

  • A selected number of candidates are called for interview in June (reasonable travel expenses reimbursed).

  • After obtaining satisfactory references, annual awards of between £1,500 and £4,500 are then made to approximately 10 successful candidates payable in three equal termly instalments.

Faculty contacts for applicants

If you have any queries, please contact the relevant Faculty below.