Current students are encouraged to discuss applying for the awards listed below with their tutor.

Marjorie Chibnall Bursary

This Bursary was established by Professor Eric Carlson, Former Chair of the History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in memory of Professor Marjorie Chibnall, a distinguished medieval historian and Fellow of Clare Hall, to be given to an outstanding student with financial needs. While all students are eligible, preference will be given to students of medieval history or any period of British history.  The bursary has a value of £600 and is awarded annually.

British Academy Biography - Professor Marjorie Chibnall

Marjorie Chibnall Obituary

The Boak Student Support Fund

This fund provides support for students of Clare Hall to pursue outstanding research and educational opportunities. These awards are in addition to the existing Tutors’ Fund for Research Support and are intended to facilitate research and/or conference attendance for those requiring substantial additional support. Awards are competitive and hence offered on a selective case-by-case basis with reference to academic merit and research potential.

The Boak fund aims to support elements of graduate students' research which would not otherwise be possible. It does not normally fund equipment or workshops, but exceptional cases might be considered. Students applying to attend a conference should normally be giving a paper to be eligible for funding. Travel or other expenses which are part of a course are not eligible for funding.

  • Typically awards range from £1,000 - £2,000 and may be used for research and conference expenses. There is no lower limit.
  • Both MPhil and PhD students are eligible to apply to this fund 
  • Applications must be made by the division of each term
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Tutors and decisions will be communicated within three weeks of the deadline for submission


There is a programme of rolling deadlines, every second month, starting 30 November 2019.

Forthcoming deadlines:

  • 31 May 2020
  • 31 July 2020
  • 30 September 2020
  • 30 November 2020
  • 31 January 2021
  • 31 March 2021

A decision is expected within 3 weeks of each deadline.

Application form for the Boak Student Support Fund

Salje Medals

Awarded annually to two research students (one in Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences and one in the Sciences) whose completed PhD thesis and publications merit high commendation.  

Tutors' Fund

Current students are eligible to apply for the following awards from the Tutors’ Fund, details of which, together with application forms, are available in the Tutorial Office:  These awards are available throughout the year.

Research Awards

Research awards of £100 are available to students in their first year of graduate study, and £250 to those in their second and third years, towards conference and computer expenses or for the purchase of books.

Apply for a Research award online

Hardship Awards

For unexpected financial hardship.  Each case is decided on its own merits.

Apply for a Hardship award online

Applications to the Mental Health Fund for private counselling/therapy

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