College Bursary Scheme 2016/17 14/09/2016

The College Bursary Scheme provides an opportunity for police officers and staff in forces in England and Wales to apply for funding to support a programme of higher education academic study.  It supports police practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise in the use of research, to extend the reach of evidence based practice, and to contribute to their continuing professional development.  Police practitioners can apply for up to £3,000 per year for up to two years of study, a maximum of £6,000 in total.

In this year’s scheme, the College expects to award bursaries to around 20 practitioners. High demand for the scheme this year may strengthen our case for funding to be made available in future years, when we hope to run a similar scheme again.

Further details on the Scheme, including the eligibility criteria, application and selection process, can be found in the Scheme's Frequently Asked Questions document.

To apply, please download the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and associated Guidance

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 11 October 2016 (midnight). Your completed application form and the Equal Opportunity Monitoring form must be returned to one of the following before the deadline:

If you have any questions about the Scheme or require any further information please contact us at