Below you may find the answers to the questions you may be asking yourself. If you can't find a suitable answer, don't hesitate to contact us using our contact form.
- How much can I apply for?
In the past the average amount we have awarded is around £400. You are unlikely to receive a bursary of more than £800. If you require more than this you can still apply for part of your costs but you may also want to look for other sources of funding to help cover the rest.
- When can we expect to be notified of whether our application has been successful or not?
Within 4 weeks of the cut off date for the review panel meeting at which your application is reviewed.
- Do I have to be a UK citizen to apply?
No, as long as you are studying at a university in the UK, you are eligible to apply
- I have been unsuccessful with my application before. Can I re-apply?
We'll be glad to hear from you again. Bear in mind the reasons why your first application was unsuccessful AND make the second one a winner.
- Am I eligible to apply for a bursary to assist with my MSc project overseas, if I already have some funding from another body?
As long as your research is affiliated with EWB-UK you would fall under the category of research project and as such, you can apply.
- I am under the EWB-UK research scheme. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes - you can apply for funding for any work related to your affiliated project by applying for a research bursary.
- Is my application going to be reviewed by my own branch?
Under our structure, it's very unlikely given that the applications are received centrally and then distributed equally and randomly. This is to avoid conflict of interest, ensure totally unbiased decisions and also to provide a more fair amount of work on all our review panels.
- Can the bursary scheme help me with my rent/university fees/entertainment money?
No. The bursary scheme was set up with the aim of enabling good development work projects and is committed to this mission in the future.
- Why are branch projects not supported by EWB-UK bursaries?
As branch projects are affiliated with the organisation they fall under the same category as EWB-UK placements in terms of their relationship with the bursary programme. The bursaries programme looks to fund opportunities outside of the organisation in order to enable as many people as possible to gain experience in the field.