Scholarships and Student Funding

Kerr-Fry Awards

Kerr Fry Award

Kerr-Fry Award

Study awards for graduates of the University of Edinburgh who are also a former student of George Watson's College.

These research awards are for people who, because of their circumstances, would not normally be able to able to give up their usual work.

The Administering Board of the Kerr-Fry Bequest invites applications for these awards for the academic year 2022-2023. They are tenable from September 2023 from persons wishing to undertake research or experimental work in the area of their choice.

Eligibility

The Administering Board is looking for applicants who are:

  • able to demonstrate ties with Scotland
  • not less than twenty-five years old
  • both a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and a former student of at least three years standing at George Watson's College, Edinburgh

Applicants may find it useful to read the selection criteria used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.

 Kerr-Fry Award selection criteria (PDF) (172.45 KB PDF)

Previous successful applications have undertaken a wide variety of projects. Studying for formal qualifications has been a popular use of awards, but in the spirit of the bequest the Administering Board would like to encourage applications that are less formally educative.

Past examples of such funded projects are:

  • a project to offer art therapy groups to parents and infants and scientifically evaluate their impact
  • a community and environmental project at Newbyres Castle Wildlife Garden

Applying

Eligible applicants should complete an application form and return it to Scholarships and Student Funding.  Deadline date is 1st August 2022.

 Kerr Fry Application Form (283 KB Rich Text Format)

Notification of award

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2022. 

Conditions of award

Successful candidates will be asked to submit a report to the Kerr-Fry Administering Board the year following receipt of their award.

Current award holders are asked to submit their report by 01 May 2023. The Report Submission Form can be completed online. 

Please ensure you use your ease username and password to access the form

Kerr-Fry Bequest Report Submission Form