Applications for the 2021/22 round of Alumni Fund grants are now open. The closing date is Sunday 6 February 2022 at 11.59pm (GMT) and this will be the only round of funding this year.

Successful applicants will receive funds at the end of March/early April 2022.

A total of 14 grants will be made:

  • 9 x £5,000
  • 5 x £1,000

We encourage everyone who wants to apply to view the Alumni Fund grant webpage for further information and to book an information session on Microsoft Teams to further discuss their idea.

We welcome applications from all staff and students at the University but Groups affiliated to the Students’ Union must apply to the SU directly.

Recent successful applications

  • A fund to support student-athletes to attend prestigious, world-level competitions, bringing credit to themselves and the University.
  • A project aiming to decontaminate and recycle single-use plastic waste for laboratories, which will then be re-manufactured into lab-grade plastic consumables.
  • Purchase of a bionic arm for use in research into developing prosthetics that enable users to 'feel'.

Where does the money come from?

Thousands of alumni and friends donate to the Alumni Fund every year.

Each year, our student fundraisers speak with alumni about studying at Bath, and gain valuable advice from alumni on entering the world of work after they graduate.

The donations made to the Alumni Fund through our student calling campaigns provide grants, which support innovative research and teaching projects, student inclusion and enrich life on campus.