Student Grant Initiative

The Student Grant Initiative provides one-off contributions to help provide students with opportunities which will enhance their studies or personal development at Edinburgh Napier University. Awards are made in the following areas:

  • Travel, research, or study which is directly relevant to the student’s course of study or beneficial to personal development.
  • To provide ‘start-up’ funds for new initiatives which, if successful, are expected to become self-funding or be supported from other sources.
  • To support excellence in sport* or the creative arts.

*Sports Sciences students should apply directly to Susan Gray via email (

The grants are designed to support students financially with projects that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to undertake.

Priority is given to students who are undertaking exceptional projects that they have proactively organised, rather than students undertaking core University placements, or projects arranged through a commercial organisation.

Applications for awards of up to £1,000 per project are now invited from full-time students in second year or above, or from postgraduate students who have progressed straight from an undergraduate course at Edinburgh Napier.

Value per annum: £1,000 (maximum)

Duration: One off awards

Number of awards: 25 (maximum)

Eligibility: Open to full time, matriculated Undergraduates in 2nd year and above, and to full time, matriculated Postgraduates who have completed their Undergraduate degree at Edinburgh Napier University.

Application process: Applications are invited in October and February of each academic year. The next round of funding for 2015/16 will open for applications in October 2015.

Download a copy of the application form and follow the guidelines carefully. You must provide a signed supporting statement from your supervisor/lecturer/other academic. Please ensure that they are aware of your plans in good time, as their statement forms an essential part of your application.

Apply to either the Student Grant Initiative or Dame Joan Stringer Travel Fund using this form. There is no need to specify which fund you are applying to, this will be determined by the Awarding Committee.

If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact Karen Mulila via email (