Apply for grant funding

The Scotland’s Future Series project offers funding of up to £1000 for small projects and up to £3500 for larger pieces of work on a topic relating to Scotland’s future. The project – whether an event, podcast or piece of research – should engage audiences and stakeholders within and beyond the University.

Project applications with a budget of up to £3500 will be considered by a committee of University staff and student representatives and awarded through two annual call processes.

Costs funded can include travel, venue hire, or limited research-related costs (for example, research staff, student interns) but will not include academic staff costs or salaries.

Submission criteria

Colleagues from across Schools and Units and all students are invited to take part, and interdisciplinary projects are particularly encouraged.

The criteria for submissions is broad to encourage as much participation as possible and leave space for innovative engagement with the project.

There are some basic requirements:

  • the project proposers must be either staff or students at the University of St Andrews
  • the project should be focused on work in Scotland though other proposals that fit the criteria would be considered, such as events elsewhere in the UK or even Europe
  • the debate and discussion to be promoted would be respectful, fair and balanced
  • the discussion would help inform an issue relevant to Scotland’s future and the policy discussions that are taking place around that topic.

Please read the full fund criteria before applying for a grant.

How to apply

Staff and students are encouraged to submit imaginative and stimulating proposals that meet the full criteria.

Please read the full fund criteria before completing an application form.

Once you are satisfied that your project meets the criteria, please complete the application form and email it, along with your CV, to