Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities 

The Development and Alumni team co-ordinate a number of funding opportunities which are available to students and graduates of QMU.

There are also a number of other prizes and awards that are promoted throughout the year through internal channels (moderator and plasma screens).

Papple Steading Digital Media Prize - Students & Graduates

Papple Steading Digital Media Prize 

For the creative production of digital media to celebrate our agricultural and food heritage in the Lothians

QMU have partnered with the Papple Steading to offer the opportunity for emerging digital content creators to use their medium to tell stories about the contributions made to global agriculture in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries by Lothian’s and Scotland’s people and their agricultural innovations.

The deadline for the first stage of applications is 5pm 31 May

Please watch the short video below for more information about Papple Steading

Criteria of applicants:

  • Applications should be groups which consist of:
    • QMU 4th year UG students, PG QMU students or recent QMU graduates (graduating within the last four-years);
    • Multidisciplinary groups, from at least two different courses*, are encouraged but not mandatory
    • A mixture of creativity and technically minded to ensure the project can be undertaken by the group.
    • At least one member of the group being available on 19 June 2023 to deliver a live


  • There will be a prize of £4,500 to undertake the work submitted.
  • The winning work will be used at the Papple Steading and may also be shown as part of the annual QMU graduate showcase.

For more information, to submit a note of interest, or to apply, please email

*This competition is open to all programmes of study. eg: Groups could include students from Film and Media, Acting and costume; other examples could be students from Film and Media, dietetics and gastronomy. Note these are just examples. In order to use the QMU Digital Editing Suites and equipment, groups must include a QMU student or recent graduate who has already been trained to use the suites. With this, it is anticipated that groups will include at least one Film and Media student/graduate (this is only essential if the QMU Digital Editing Suites and equipment are to be used).

The Alison Scott Scholarships - Students

The Alison Scott Scholarship is a chance for Undergraduate QMU students, who identify as female, to learn a second language alongside their QMU studies (for the duration of their undergraduate degree).  

The scholarship also includes mentoring and career coaching, and works towards a chance to apply for further funding to attend a language school for your chosen European language later in your studies. 

Follow the link for more information on The Alison Scott Scholarship

The application round for 2022/2023 has now closed. Applications for 2023/2024 will reopen in winter 2023. 

Vice-Chancellor’s & Student Development Fund - Students

Vice-Chancellor’s & Student Development Fund Fund

The Vice-Chancellor’s & Student Development Fund is open to all Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and research students of QMU.

Awards of up to £500 are available to support students achieve their academic, personal or vocational goals.            

These student-led projects can be based in the UK or overseas, and must demonstrate to have a positive benefit to the student, the University or the local community. 

Online Application Form

Fund Guidance Notes

Deadline for applications: 2022/2023 has now closed. Applications for 2023/2024 will reopen in winter 2023. 

For further information contact:

Santander Universities Mobility Funding - Students

Santander Universities Mobility Funding

Santander Universities Mobility Funding is open to all Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Research students.  The fund supports research or study opportunities proposed by students as part of their programme of study.  It can also be used to help with the costs of attending and presenting at international conferences.

See our case studies of previous funding recipients.

For further information contact:

Santander Universities Internships - Students & Graduates

Santander Universities Internships

The Santander Universities Internship Programme is open to all Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) students as well as recent graduates of QMU. We offer a variety of paid internships with SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises).

These internships offer students and graduates the chance to gain valuable experience in the workplace, to work on live projects, and put theoretical knowledge into practice. Previous internships have been in the areas of business, events, finance, healthcare, marketing and media.

See our current opportunities.  

For more information contact:

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