Closing date: Thursday 20th February 2020, 5pm 

Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone! 

We are looking to hear from GCU students in their second year and upwards, and early career researchers with BIG ambitions who want to step out of their comfort zone to explore, learn, help others, and have new life experiences aligned to the Common Good mission of the University. 

The Magnusson Fund offers awards of up to £5,000, supported by donors including Sir Alex Ferguson CBE and Santander Universities. You can apply for funding to do literally anything, anywhere in the world. The sky is the limit! 

Victoria has been kayaking since she was nine years old and began wild water racing when she started studying at GCU. Within six months, she was the Scottish wild water racing sprint champion. She is also a volunteer coach at the second largest canoe club in Britain, where she mentors younger athletes and helps them to follow their dreams. Her Magnusson Award allowed her to purchase a new boat, helping her to progress further in both training and competitions. 

Victoria Murray competing

Read more about previous projects in our 2019 Magnusson Awards Brochure. 


We are currently accepting applications from GCU students in their second year upwards, and researchers in the early stages of their academic careers.

Closing date: Thursday 20th February 2020, 5pm.  

For further information on applying to the Magnusson Fund please contact Andrea Butler on 0141 331 8770 or