Postgraduate Bursary Scheme

Postgraduate Bursary Scheme 2014

The Foundation offers up to 12 Bursaries each year to postgraduate students on specific courses that support entry to and progression in the Communication and Content industries. Successful students will each receive a bursary of £6,000 and will be offered the opportunity to receive mentoring during their studies from an appropriate member of the Stationers’ Company, taking into account the specific interests of the student.

On successful completion of their Masters programme the award winners will be presented with the Freedom of the Stationers’ Company and it is expected that they will participate in the life of the Company. Dispensation for payment of the annual membership fee will be given for the following three years.

Criteria and participating institutions

Applicants must normally be under 25 on 1st September 2014, resident in the UK, and classified as paying UK tuition fees. If you are between 25 and 30 and wish to apply, please discuss your application with the relevant Course Director and Administrator.  Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for one of the identified courses below and should not be in receipt of another major award (e.g. an AHRC award).

City University
MA Electronic Publishing

City University
MA Magazine Journalism

City University
MA Publishing Studies

London College of Communication - University of the Arts London
MA Publishing

University College London
MA Library and Information Studies

Oxford Brookes University
MA Publishing

Westminster University
MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

Anglia Ruskin University
MA Publishing

Camberwell College of Arts - University of the Arts London
MA Conservation

Goldsmiths - University of London
MA Digital Media

King’s College - University of London (1 bursary)
MSc Digital Media MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management
MA/MSc Sustainable Cities
Kent University Centre for Journalism
MA Multimedia Journalism


Application process

The application form should be submitted to the relevant Course Administrator by Friday, 6th June 2014. Applications must be supported by two references, one academic and one personal from someone of standing who can support the financial statements made in the application. The course team will draw up a shortlist of up to three students from each university whose names will be submitted to the Foundation. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview at Stationers’ Hall in London in the weeks of 7th and 14th of July 2014. It is essential that applicants are available for these interviews. Each relevant course director will be part of the interview panel.

Download an application form here

Download the guidelines here

Applicants from King's College - University of London should send their applications direct to Dr Richard Wiltshire on richard.wiltshire@kcl.ac.uk

Applicants from London College of Communications and Camberwell College of Arts are requested to use the application form available at:


Applicants from Goldsmiths - University of London should send their applications direct to the Programme Director, Sarah Kember, on s.kember@gold.ac.uk and the Course Administrator, Ben Craggs, on b.craggs@gold.ac.uk

Criteria for awards

Short-listing will take place based on the following criteria:
.   Academic merit
.   Financial need
.   The quality of the application

Award decisions will be based on performance in interviews at Stationers' Hall.  Candidates will have the opportunity to make a presentation (a maximum of 10 minutes) in support of their application and show examples of their work.  The interview panel will be made up of at least two Foundation Trustees and the Course Director from the candidate's postgraduate course.


Timetable for awards

Application forms should be submitted to the relevant Course Administrator by Friday, 6th June 2014.

Each university will send its shortlisted applications (maximum 3) by Monday, 16th June 2014 to:-

Mrs Pamela Butler, The Stationers’ Foundation, Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD
Tel: 020 7246 0990
Fax: 020 7489 1975.
Email:  foundation@stationers.org

Final decisions will be communicated to the candidates in mid-July.  Bursary funds will be transferred to each university in early September and then passed on to each award winner after the course fees have been deducted (if appropriate).  The selection panel's judgement is final and no correspondence whatsoever will be entered into concerning the decision.based on performance at the interview at Stationers’ Hall.

There will also be an Awards Ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in October at which all the award winners and representatives from each university will be present. It is essential that award winners are able to attend this event.

Contact details for participating institutions

Each university will send its shortlisted applications to:

Mrs Pamela Butler, The Stationers' Foundation, Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD

Tel: 020 7246 0990

Fax: 020 7489 1975

Email: foundation@stationers.org

Any further enquires about the scheme should be directed to Pamela Butler at the above address or email foundation@stationers.org

The relevant Trustee of the Stationers' Foundation is Phil Ellaway who can be emailed on




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