Small Project & Mobility Grants

Grant details

The grants are one off contributions, designed to help students and staff fund a project, travel, research, or study that is beneficial to personal development, areas of responsibility, professional expertise or academic knowledge.

Value per annum: up to £1,000 per applicant

Duration: One off awards


Undergraduate students

Full-time matriculated students in the 2nd year or above at Edinburgh Napier University.

Postgraduate students

Full-time matriculated students at Edinburgh Napier University.


Recipients must be employees of Edinburgh Napier University.  Should a recipient leave the University before a project is carried out, the grant must be repaid.

Please note, applications from staff will only be eligible for consideration for the Santander Universities and Lawrence Ho Mobility Funds. As a result, awards will be limited to projects, travel, research, or study within the following countries; Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Macau, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UK, UAE, Uruguay and USA.

Sources of funding

The Small Project & Mobility Grants are funded by a range of funds, including: The Santander Universities Mobility Fund, The Dame Joan Stringer Fund, The Student Grant Initiative, The Postgraduate Grant Fund, Lawrence Ho Mobility Fund and The Peter KK Lee Mobility Fund.

Application process 

Applications for grants of up to £1,000 per project open Wednesday 3rd October and close Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Student applications can be submitted via the following online form

Staff members can submit applications via email. To submit an application as a staff member on behalf of students, please download Application Form 1 and send a completed copy to To submit an application for funding for a staff member, please download and submit Application Form 2.

Please note, confirmation for successful applicants will be provided after an awards panel of academic and professional support representatives have convened Wednesday 28th November 2018.

If you have any queries regarding the Small Project & Mobility Grants, please contact Answers to frequently asked questions can be downloaded below.

Application Workshops

Drop-in application workshops will run on the following dates:

Merchiston Campus, B55B, Wednesday 10th October 2018, 13:00-17:00

Sighthill Campus, 2.D.11, Wednesday 17th October 2018, 13:00-17:00

Craiglockhart Campus, 2/16B, Wednesday 24th October 2018, 13:00-17:00

Students and staff can drop-in at any time during the above sessions to complete an application form on one of the available PCs. Ben Waite, Scholarship & Mobility Officer, will be in attendance to answer any questions in relation to the application process.

Downloadable Documents