AM  I  ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A BFWG SCHOLARSHIP?

The following questions and answers may help you decide if you are eligible to apply for a BFWG award.

If you have to answer No to ANY questions, then you should NOT apply.

1. Are you female ?
Yes, proceed to Q2
No: you are not eligible 

2. Are you doing research towards a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, DMus etc)?
Yes, proceed to Q3
No: you are not eligible
(Please note those studying for any form of Masters degree are NOT eligible.)

3. Are you registered for your doctorate at a university in England, Wales or Scotland?
Yes, proceed to Q4
No: you are not eligible

4. Are you at least temporarily resident in England, Wales or Scotland?
Yes, proceed to Q5.
No: you are not eligible: We are unable to accept applications from distance learners overseas.

5. Did you begin full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2014 and October 31st 2015?
If you are a part time student these dates may not apply. See * below.
Yes, proceed to Q6
No: full time students commencing outside these dates are not eligible.
*Please note if you are a part time student these dates may not apply and you may wish to ask BFWG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you think your period of studies fits in with this being the full time equivalent of the third year of doctoral studies in October 2017 you may be eligible

6. Do you expect to be still be working on preparation of your thesis at the end of February 2018?
Yes, proceed to Q7
No. You are not eligible.   We intend our awards to be for those with a significant period of their doctoral work ahead of them rather than giving the award to those who finish in the next three months.
If in doubt contact
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7. Will your fees from October 2017 be covered, waived or payable?
Yes: proceed to Q8
No: you will not be eligible as your fees must be paid before you can receive an award

8.  Is this the first time you have applied for a BFWG Scholarship?
(Please note that we are referring to BFWG Scholarships (Academic Awards) here. Those who are applying for, or who are present or past holders of, Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG) grants may apply for BFWG scholarships as well).
If Yes, then proceed to Q9.
If No, you are not eligible if you have applied for a BFWG Scholarship before.

9. Can you afford the £20 administration fee that goes with the application? This fee is not refundable.

Yes: if you have answered to this and all the other questions as ‘yes’ also, then you should apply
No: if you cannot afford the administration fee, please do not apply.

IF YOU ANSWER ‘NO’ TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

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