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Sir Michael and Lady Morven Heller Bursary

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Sir Michael and Lady Morven Heller Bursary

Find out how to apply for the Heller Bursary. 


The Heller Bursary is financial support to help you do something you are passionate about that is outside your area of study. 

Previously funded projects have helped students: 

  • Start a social enterprise to protect tropical fish 
  • Buy equipment for a gin business 
  • Get training to teach archery      
  • Develop German language skills to support a long-standing interest in the country 
  • Start a bee-keeping and honey business 
  • Set up a home ceramic studio 

What you could receive

Successful applicates can receive between £500 and £2,000 towards their project.  

Who can apply

You can apply for the Heller Bursary if you: 

  • are a 'home' status student
  • are in the second year of an undergraduate course
  • have not received the bursary before

The bursary cannot be used for something you have already done or bought.

When to apply

Applications for the 2022/23 academic year will open on 26 January 2023 and will close on 26 February 2023. 

How to apply

Click on the link below to access the Heller Bursary application form. You must read the guidance document before applying. 

The application form will ask you:

  • how much you are asking for, between £500 and £2,000
  • a breakdown of your costings
  • a written statement of up to 500 words, explaining why you should receive the award

What happens next

A panel will meet to assess applications. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection event. Applicants will be asked to prepare a short presentation, this will be followed by a short interview.  

We expect the selection event will take place on or around 15 March 2023. 

Successful applicants will be contacted and asked to complete a claim form so that we can arrange payments. 

Successful applicants will be expected to: 

  • Submit receipts related to their activity, in some circumstances 
  • Write a report six months and one year into their project 
  • Attend an event in London or Sheffield, if inivited, to meet the donors and discuss their project (the cost for this will be covered by the University) 

Get help

For help with your application, please contact Hallam Help.

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