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Travel grants

Max Weidenfeld Travel Grants

Thanks to a generous donation by the Eranda Foundation in honour of Lord Weidenfeld’s father Max Weidenfeld, a small travel fund is available annually to provide Scholars with financial support for travel required for research, academic and professional development purposes where this is deemed to be useful and necessary.

These funds are allocated to Scholars with limited resources and infrequent opportunities to travel abroad. We would ask Scholars to kindly bear this in mind when applying for these grants.

In awarding these grants we also take into consideration each applicant's participation in the leadership programme so far.  Travel grants will only be made to scholars who have been active members of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Community and have made an effort to attend the majority of events.

Please see full guidelines and procedures here.

Applications for travel funding should be sent to the Programme Manager by email.


Examples of trips undertaken by previous recipients of Max Weidenfeld Travel Grants include:

Michelle Valentine (Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld), Hong Kong, MSc Water Science, Policy & Management

In 2015, Michelle received a grant to fund travel to California where she conducted a series of interviews with utility companies and industry professionals which will form part of her dissertation on water pricing in arid markets.

Nikhil D’Souza (Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld), India, BCL

Nikhil’s travel grant enabled him to travel to the UN General Assembly in New York in 20115 where he participated in the High Level Event commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the World Program of Action on Youth. The event included speeches from UN Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and his Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, emphasising the need for young people to be involved in the creation of youth policies.

Sherine El Taraboulsi (Weidenfeld-Hoffmann), Egypt, DPhil International Development

Sherine received funding to travel to Tunisia to conduct interviews and collect materials from the national archives in order to complete the fieldwork for her DPhil thesis on the role of civil society organisations in Libya between the Second World War and the Gaddafi coup in 1969.

Manan Bhan (Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld), India, MSc in Environmental Change and Management

In 2015 Manan was awarded a grant to fund a field trip to the European Commission in Brussels where he studied and evaluated EU institutions, frameworks and decision-making processes for environmental governance. He wrote a post about his impressions of the EU system on the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars’ blog: whtscholars.org