External sources

Seek funding help for your study programme through your employer, public bodies, trusts and foundations.


While the CSP's Charitable Trust can offer you help towards the cost of a study or research programme, it's also worth looking elsewhere for financial assistance.

Get help with postgraduate funding

Postgraduate funding is available from a wide range of external sources: public bodies, finance organisations, charities, foundations and trusts can all offer scholarships and bursaries. Private funding can also be accessed directly through your own organisation: ask your human resources or training department if any support is available.

You may be eligible for additional support for housing, working tax credit, council tax and other benefits. Go to your local benefits office or check your eligibility for these allowances on the Department for Work and Pensions website: www.dwp.gov.uk. You could also approach the careers service at your chosen institution for advice on bursaries, student loans and hardships funds.

Grants Register
The Grants Register, published annually, is worth looking through for additional ideas about funding. It should be available at your local reference library or careers service centre. It is a comprehensive guide on postgraduate grants and professional funding worldwide.

Apply for a travel fellowship

Harkness Fellowships
The Commonwealth Fund offers fellowships in health care policy and practice in the United States for mid-career health service researchers and practitioners. UK professionals have until 16 September to submit an application but make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to complete and check your submission.

Full details of the awards and application process are available on the Commonwealth Fund website.

Winston Churchill Travel Fellowships
The Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship is now open for applications and physios have successfully applied for these grants in the past. Fellows receive a travel grant to cover return and internal travelling, daily living and insurance within the countries visited.

See full details on their website: www.wcmt.org.uk

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