Geoffrey Oldham Memorial Scholarships (2018)

These scholarships are available to UK, EU and international Masters students at SPRU to celebrate and continue the legacy of Geoffrey Oldham.

Type of award

Tuition fee waiver


£10,000 tuition fee reduction.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have received and accepted an offer of a full time place on one of the following Masters courses in SPRU:

  • Energy Policy MSc
  • Project Management MSc
  • Science and Technology Policy MSc
  • Strategic Innovation Management MSc
  • Sustainable Development MSc

You must also:

  • have a first class undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
  • show evidence of your academic potential in your scholarship application.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you already have another Sussex scholarship.

Number of scholarships available



1 July 2018 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

Apply for the Geoffrey Oldham Memorial Scholarship

You must apply for the scholarship after you get an offer of a place on an eligible course.

You also need to provide a statement of academic interests when you apply.  We assess this statement on how well you demonstrate the following:

  • clear and specific goals with what you aim to do after you finish your Masters
  • significant work experience or extra-curricular activities related to your chosen Masters
  • how your research interests will contribute to furthering Geoffrey Oldham’s work on Science and Technology and Gender.

We will contact all applicants when a final decision has been made, and you should receive a final decision by August 1.


Geoff Oldham co-founded the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in 1966.

He served as Deputy Director before becoming Director in 1982, and his work on science and technology policy and developing countries is unparalleled.

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At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 July 2018 0:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: