Peter Kirk Travel Fund Now Available from Trinity

20 December 2022

A new and generous travel scholarship fund is being offered by Trinity College to students of the college and wider University. The Peter Kirk Travel Fund will provide scholarships for students wishing to travel within Europe to undertake independent research into any aspect of modern European culture, granted in accordance with the eligibility criteria.

Each scholarship is usually worth up to £2,000; there will be up to 12 awards given for travel in 2023. Scholarships are available to students currently studying at the University of Oxford at undergraduate or graduate level. At least half the awards are designated for members of Trinity College; the remainder are targeted at students across the whole of Oxford University.

Sir Peter Kirk MP studied at Trinity and obtained an MA in modern history having first studied languages. He was a journalist before being elected to Parliament in 1955, where he served as Under-Secretary of State for Defence (1963-64 and 1970-72). He led the first delegation of British MPs to the European Parliament, of which he was a member from 1973 until his death in 1977.

Full details of the scholarship are on the college website Travel Grants page; applications open on 9 January 2023 and close on Friday 10 February.