Academic Grants Available

Mon 14th March, 2011 by KAPARU2

Grants for refugee academics

Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) grants support refugee academics to move towards gaining employment in the UK that is relevant to their skills and experience. You can apply for a CARA grant if you meet these 2 criteria:

- you were working in your home country as a lecturer or researcher at a higher education institution
- you have UK refugee status

CARA fund costs associated with qualifications or structured work placements that will support refugee academics to move towards employment in the UK. Types of funding considered include tuition fees, travel costs, examination fees, childcare costs, IT equipment and stationary costs.

CARA has a limited amount of funding and can only consider funding costs of up to £10,000. The average amount of grant that was awarded for the past four years is £3,914.91.

To apply contact CARA by either phoning 020 7021 0880 or emailing The CARA grant team will discuss whether you are eligible and guide you through the application process.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 18 March 2011. The Allocation Committee will meet in May 2010 to review applications and award grants.

To find out more about CARA visit


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