Susan Richmond Scholarship (2019)

The Susan Richmond Scholarship is offered to female applicants, returning to higher education after at least three years away from study, applying to study a Masters in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

Type of award

Tuition fee waiver


£10,000, awarded as a tuition fee reduction.


To be eligible to apply, you must have accepted an offer of a full time place on one of the following Masters, commencing in 2019:

You must also:

  • Be a female applicant returning to higher education after at least three years away from study.

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

Number of scholarships available



1 June 2019 23:59 (GMT)

How to apply

You must provide a statement of academic interests to support your application. The statement will be assessed on how well you demonstrate the following:

  • clear and specific goals with what you aim to do after completing your Masters
  • significant work experience or extra curricular activities related to your chosen Masters

Please complete the application form below.

Apply for the Susan Richmond Scholarship

Funding partners

This scholarship aims to provide opportunities for women seeking a new career direction. The scholarship has been established in memory of Susan Richmond, who benefited greatly from a mid-life return to higher education and subsequent career change. Despite previously dropping out of higher education, on Susan's return to study, she excelled and indeed her dissertation was even published in the academic literature. May new scholars have proud achievements following this award.

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We will contact all applicants when a final decision has been made. You should receive a final decision by 1 July.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
1 June 2019 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: