This fund is now fully allocated for the Leche Trust's financial year to 31st July 2017. New applications may be submitted from August 2017 for assessment in September 2017 and January 2018.
The Trustees will consider supporting non-EU overseas PhD students who find themselves in unforeseeable financial difficulty during the final six months of their course at a UK university. Grants are made towards living costs, not tuition fees, and the typical size of grant offered is £500 - £1,000.
There is a printed application form for this programme. Please contact the Grants Director by email or telephone to request a copy. Students should complete Part A of the form and pass it to their tutor to complete Part B, which must also be endorsed with an official stamp of the university. Once completed the form should be sent to the Grants Director. Applications are accepted at any time during the year but Trustees allocate the funding in two tranches. Decisions are made each year after 1st September and after 1st January on the applications that have been received by those dates, taking into account each student's timetable for completing their degree.