The Trustees of the Aubrey Barker Fund invite applications for grants from students from developing countries within the fields of land surveying, quantity surveying and land economy. Land surveying can be interpreted as including subjects now generally described as geomatics. Land economy includes valuation and estate management. The grants available are summarized as follows:
Bursary for an academic course
These awards are to help an intending student from a developing country to take advantage of a course of study which otherwise he or she would not be able to afford. Preference will be given to those whom the committee judge to be the most likely to benefit, to contribute to his/her home community and whose need appears to be the greatest.
Each bursary is intended to pay for a proportion of the applicant’s tuition fee and will be paid directly to the academic institution and not to the student. The value of a grant for any one year will normally be one thousand pounds sterling, subject to a maximum total of three thousand pounds sterling for any one student. Normally only one grant per annum will be awarded in respect of any one institution, although up to three applications may be submitted by an institution for consideration.
In order to qualify for an award. The intending student must be a national of a developing country as defined by the World Bank, and normally resident in, the continent of his/her home country, and accepted by the named institution for enrolment on a named academic course of study which must be at undergraduate level, and which must normally be of between one and three academic years’ duration.
An approved grant will be paid for the duration of the course, subject to a maximum of three annual or stage payments, and subject to the student passing each year or stage of the course. If a student fails to progress to the next year or stage of a course then the next year or stage grant will not be paid until the student has remedied the failure to the satisfaction of the academic institution, which will be required to certify eligibility to proceed.
Applications must include a supporting statement from the institution concerned and received by the Secretary at least six months prior to the commencement of the course.
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Bursary for a project
Any student from developing countries studying for a qualification may apply for a grant to assist with a project which is a required part of his/her course.
The grant may cover equipment not available from the college, or field work costs (travel and subsistence), up to a maximum of £1000. Applications must be accompanied by full details of the project and costings. Any equipment provided will become the property of the college.
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Support for Student Organisations
Student organisations from developing countries may apply to The Aubrey Barker Fund for support for student meetings.
Funds can be used as travel bursaries to attend the meeting, to support tutors on training courses, or for specific costs in setting up a conference or training course. Applications should include details of the meeting for which support is needed, a justification, and a cost breakdown of how the money would be spent. The maximum to be awarded will be £1000.
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Support for attending a conference
Attendance at a conference by students from developing countries may be supported through a request from a student organisation (see above) or from professional organisations in developing countries.
Applications should be channelled through the organisation managing the conference and there should be a clear indication of the value of attendance to the student(s) concerned. The Fund will not consider requests from individuals for support to travel to a conference. Please contact us for more information.
Any student awarded a grant to attend a conference is required to produce an individual and independent report, (no more than two pages A4) showing the value of attendance and what was learned.