Alumni & friends

Alumni Fund Grants

Do you have an idea that would benefit your student society? Could a new piece of equipment kick start the success of your sports club, or the teaching and learning experience in your department? Or do you want to pursue a work placement with a difference? Or do you have an idea to spark a new line of research which could lead to something exciting if only you could get some initial data?

Apply for an Alumni Fund grant - Staff or SU clubs and societies

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends the University of Bath is able to award a number of grants to support our students, staff and University community. 

Alumni Fund grants can be made for any project which can be shown to enhance the University of Bath experience across the wider student community. These can support new innovations in academic contexts, new equipment for SU clubs or societies or enable new activities to be piloted.

Applications will open on 1 June for the next round of funding, will close on 6 September and decisions will be made in October. Applications are very occasionally considered outside the main funding rounds if there is a compelling reason why the Panel should make a special exception. For further information on the criteria for the disbursement of Alumni Fund grants, please go to the guidance notes.

If you are interested in applying to the Alumni Fund for a (non SU) grant, we strongly encourage you to come and discuss your project before submitting your application. We are running monthly drop-in sessions from April to August. Please book your slot.

Alumni Fund Placement Grants

If you are going on placement you may be eligible for an Alumni Fund Placement Grant. Applications will be considered from individual students requesting personal funding for any off-campus activity which will enhance their career prospects or contribute something extra and/or not usually part of their degree studies. 

Between 30 and 40 Placement Grants are made each year from the Alumni Fund for both undergraduate and postgraduate students across all degree programmes.

For reference, please refer to the guidance notes.