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 be (but need not be) academic in nature and/or directly linked with the subject being studied. Sir Gerry Grimstone (1968), the current Chairman of Standard Life and Deputy Chairman of Barclays, read Chemistry at Merton. 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.