Postgraduate Awards

University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of awards to Postgraduate students progressing to their final year of studies. These awards are funded by generous private donations and company donations.

Please note: these awards are available for taught postgraduate courses only. For information on PhD funding visit the research funding opportunities pages.

Better Lives Proctor & Gamble Awards

Applications are invited for the 2013/14 Better Lives Procter & Gamble Awards. These new, annual awards are open to all MA students at LCF and will be based on final project proposals.
Deadline: 22nd May 2014

Preference will be given to applicants who clearly aspire to produce innovative new work that aligns with the College vision of “Better Lives” through the power of fashion. For 2013/14 we are keen to encourage applicants who are engaging with new concepts of beauty for diverse communities of age, race and ability. The key criterion for the awards is a research focus on "Looking Ahead".

The award will be made by skin biologist Dr Paul Matts, Research Fellow at P&G and Visiting Professor at LCF. He will be advised by Sandy Black, Research Professor at LCF and Dr Phil Sams, Honorary Doctor at University of the Arts London.

The award can be spent in any way the recipient sees fit to support their project. There are no corporate strings attached for content, but recipients will be asked to present their finished work to the P&G community. Recipients will be offered opportunities to engage with the research community at P&G and the broad networks of Matts, Black and Sams while work is in progress.

There will be two awards of £5,000 each. To apply, submit your project proposal electronically (no more than two A4 sides/1000 words plus any appropriate visuals) and 500 words on how this award would help you.

Submissions to be made via Moodle before midnight on 22 May 2014.

"Looking Ahead" is also the theme of the 2014 'Better Lives' seminar series. For more information and to book your place: Better Lives Seminar Series

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The Cordwainers Dato' Jimmy Choo Awards

A financial prize will also be given to two LCF students on the MA Fashion Footwear and MA Fashion Artefact courses.

The awards will help fund the students' main project, for which they will pitch to a panel of judges, one of whom will be a member of the Cordwainers' Company.

The scholarship is available to UK, European and International students. 

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The Fashion Matters MA Awards

The Fashion Matters MA Award is worth £5,000 and will be awarded to five selected progression students accepted on to a full-time Masters Degree course at London College of Fashion, commencing September 2014.
Applications are now closed for 2013/2014 entry.

The award aims is to promote postgraduate studies to students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fashion industry and in particular the footwear and accessories industries.

Please ensure you thoroughly read the guidelines before completing and submitting your application form. The guidelines will provide you with information on eligibility, selection criteria and terms and conditions.‌

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The Felicity Green Awards For Journalism

The Felicity Green Award is available to one student progressing into their final year of the BA Fashion: Fashion Communication and Promotion course and to one student progressing or into their final year of the MA Fashion: Journalism course at Central Saint Martins.
Applications closed for 2014/2015 entry.

Felicity, who received an OBE in 2012 for services to journalism, began her career in the 1960s on magazines and in PR. As associate editor and columnist for the Daily Mirror, her trailblazing features on fashion and lifestyle helped to build the paper's circulation to a massive 5 million copies a day.

The first woman director on the board of a national newspaper, Felicity worked as a high-profile journalist across a spectrum of leading newspapers and magazines. In more recent years, she has devoted much of her time to mentoring and teaching young journalists.

During this time, Felicity formed a close association with Central Saint Martins, working as senior lecturer on the Fashion, Communication and Promotion course. Sharing her passion for insightful writing combined with eye-catching visuals, many of her former students now work in senior positions throughout the industry.

  • Two fashion journalism scholarships have been set up within the BA and MA Fashion Journalism pathways. These scholarships have been established by the eminent, multi-award winning journalist, Felicity Green.
  • Applications are encouraged from students who are ordinarily resident in the UK or EU to realise their full potential and who are in financial hardship.
  • The award will cover full tuition fees.

The Felicity Green Awards have been created to ensure that Felicity's influence as an inspirational guide for talented young fashion journalists will continue for many years to come.

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The Samsung Fashion and Design (SFDF) Award

£4,000 will be awarded to a final year student studying on the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins.
Apply now for 2014/2015 academic year. Deadline: 10 October 2014.

The Samsung Fashion & Design Fund (SFDF) was launched in 2005 to discover and sponsor talented young designers around the world, enabling them to work freely and show the world what they can do.

It is part of Samsung Cheil Industries’ efforts to give back to society, in line with Samsung Group’s corporate philosophy of cultivating talented people as a way of contributing to the development of humankind”

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