Postgraduate Funding for University Students through Grants from Charity | GradFunding


Student Stories
Postgraduates who have used our apporach successfully

This new section shares stories of a number of students who have been successful with raising charity funding to support their studies. Although this whole website is written by people who succeeded in winning grants via our unique approach, it's nice to be able to connect this advice tangibly to real students who share their stories of how they did it! Some of our featured postgraduates are studying Masters, some PhDs. Some had partial funding, and others none at all. One (Shuzhi Zhou) already had a full scholarship and gained extra funding from alternative bodies to support her research and conference costs. You'll see that each went about finding and applying slightly differently, but you'll notice some common experiences and strategies if you read a few of the stories. These are the very same as those we describe on the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding. As well as being useful, we that these stories help inspire you to have a go yourself!

Have a successful story to tell? We are always interested to hear from students who have succeeded in gaining funding from charities and trusts, and if you are in that category, we'd love to hear from you. We have a prize fund called 'The Alternative Guide Outstanding Student Fundraiser Awards'. If you have won two or more awards from charity, and would be happy for a short story to appear on this site, then do get in touch! We pay £50 for each profile, and our favourite one each year will win £200! If you think you've got an interesting story to tell, drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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