Marion Redfearn Trust at the

University of Surrey

Marion Redfearn studied Chemistry at Cambridge and followed with a career in the Chemistry Department at the Central Electricity Research Laboratories (CERL) in Leatherhead, Surrey. After a lifelong career in a profession dominated by men Mrs Redfearn made a bequest to the University for a Trust to allow female postgraduate students to gain a postgraduate qualification involving Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Electrical Engineering.

The Marion Redfearn Trust provides funding for new or existing postgraduate research students that satisfy the eligibility criteria:

  • be female and born in the UK
  • have at least one degree gained at a university in the UK
  • have demonstrated academic merit in the past and, in the opinion of the reviewing committee, be capable of demonstrating academic merit in the future
  • be enrolled or accepted on a full-time postgraduate research programme in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Electronic Engineering or Sound Recording at the University of Surrey

Scholarships cover tuition fees and an annual stipend for three years in the first instance.

There is no funding available for 2015. The next competition is likely to run in Spring 2016. Further details will be confirmed nearer the time.






Further Information

If you would like to find out more about postgraduate research at the University of Surrey and the Marion Redfearn Trust Scholarship scheme please follow the links below:

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences:

Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Electronic Engineering


Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences:

Sound Recording



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