Book Grants – undergraduates may apply for a grant of up to £100 per annum towards the cost of books and other materials (including e-books, e-readers, electronic materials, DVDs, software and sheet music) required for academic work.
Travel Grants – grants available by application to undergraduates travelling for educational benefit.
Music Awards – awards worth £450 per annum, as a contribution towards the cost of music and instrumental tuition for instrumentalists and singers who study at Merton.
Gerry Grimstone Travel Awards – grants for students to undertake travel, preferably abroad, in furtherance of a worthwhile purpose/project, which may (but need not) be academic in nature and/or directly linked with the subject being studied. Gerry Grimstone, Baron Grimstone of Boscobel since April 2020, read Chemistry at Merton (1968). In 2020, following a highly successful career in business, Lord Grimstone was appointed unpaid Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He benefited hugely from a Travel Scholarship during his time at Merton and has generously enabled others to have the benefit of a similar opportunity.
Research Grants – grants for any undergraduate to support costs incurred in researching for their final year thesis.
Vacation Study Grants - grants to undergraduates for study purposes during vacations; this may include the cost of College accommodation during the vacation for the taking of examinations or for other academic purposes.
Summer Projects Scheme - Merton operates two schemes for undergraduates undertaking additional research projects during the Long Vacation (Summer): under the first, eight weeks' free accommodation and college meals are provided for up to six undergraduates - normally those coming up to the end of their second or third year - to enable them to reside in Oxford whilst undertaking a specific programme of research; under the second scheme, two awards worth £800 each are available, to support two undergraduates in undertaking a project requiring at least 80 hours of research and writing up.
Language Courses - support is available from the College for those undertaking certain courses at the University’s Language Centre.
Other Grants – Merton makes a limited number of grants to undergraduates for worthy causes that are ineligible for other forms of College financial support.