British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) Scholarship Opportunities

BFWG awards scholarships annually to women studying for doctorates at British universities.  The awards are given on the basis of overall academic excellence determined from information given on application forms, in referee reports and, for shortlisted candidates, at interview.  Awards are given out in early autumn  and usually range between £2,500 and £6,000.

The 2016 BFWG scholarships competition is now open.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 18th March 2016

Please go to and look under Scholarships to find out details of the application process and of eligibility.  The competition is open to women doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent) at British universities (not Northern Ireland) who began full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2013 and October 31st 2014 (or the part time equivalent) are eligible to apply and who will not be submitting their thesis before the end of February 2017.  

In 2012 BFWG celebrated one hundred years since BFWG (originally the British Federation of University Women) first gave an award to a woman postgraduate to support her research.  Now in second century of award-giving, BFWG look forward each year to the variety and quality of the applications they receive.

BFWG Research Presentations Day 2016

BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907

Saturday May 14th 2016

at BFWG HQ, 4 Mandeville Courtyard,

142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB

All welcome

BFWG holds a Research Presentations Day each year at which women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience.  A prize of £100 is offered for the presentation judged ‘best’ in terms of quality of presentation and ability to communicate the subject to an educated but general audience.  Those interested in making a presentation should go to to download an abstract submission form.  Abstracts should be submitted to

Closing date for abstracts is Friday March 18th 2016

It may be necessary to make a selection from abstracts submitted if there are too many entries for the time available.  Please note: BFWG is not able to pay travel or other expenses.

All undergraduates, postgraduates, members of BFWG and others who are interested will be very welcome to attend the RPD even if they do not wish to submit a paper.  There is no charge for bona fide students, whether or not they are presenting a paper, but there is a charge of £10 on the door for others.  (A sandwich lunch is provided).  The Research Presentations Day is usually a good opportunity to meet other postgraduate women students and to look objectively at the presentation styles of others.  It can be a useful learning experience and an opportunity for networking. 

If you wish to attend the day please contact: Dr Elizabeth Poskitt: if possible before May 12th 2016

Please visit for further details.

Further queries should be addressed to


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Publication date: 18 February 2016