Can Harding scholars apply for financial hardship from the Harding Fund?

The Programme has a limited amount of hardship funding to help its Scholars in the event of an unexpected or emergency situation outside their control.

Can my scholarship support maternity/paternity leave?

If a Scholar is granted intermission by the University for maternity or paternity leave, they may apply to the Programme for the continuation of their maintenance payments (at standard rate) during this period of leave, up to a maximum of 26 weeks (6 months). Their Scholarship award finish date will also be extended to reflect the period of maternity/paternity leave taken.  

To find out more about any aspect of the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme, please email