Catherine Cookson Foundation annual call for applications open

The small grants programme, open to colleagues and students, looks to support academic initiatives that will make a difference, but which have no other obvious alternative source of support. ​The Catherine Cookson Foundation was set up by the generosity of the late Dame Catherine Cookson to support academic initiatives within the University.  It has been able to make a valuable and distinctive contribution through a wide variety of awards, and the Foundation is happy to consider applications from both our staff and our students.​
Small grants, normally in a range between £500 and £5000, are made to projects on a one-off, non-recurrent basis, using the following criteria:

  • should be of modest size;
  • should be the type of activity in which Dame Catherine Cookson herself might have had an interest;
  • should have no obvious alternative source of support, or be the sort of project where support from the Foundation could be pump-priming for other financial help;
  • should have local interest;
  • should be of benefit to students.​

More information about the awards, and how to apply, can be found on the Executive Office website. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 19 June. ​  

published on: 5th March 2020