The Bye-Fellows’ Fund is one of the student support funds that allow Robinson to help its students at critical times, with recipients selected by the Awarders of the College Bursaries Scheme. This fund has been built and continues to grow with gifts from current and former visiting academics who have based themselves at Robinson as a ‘home from home’ whilst researching in Cambridge for anything from a few weeks to a year at a time. In recognition of what they considered to be the College’s warm hospitality and supportive environment during their stay here, many former Bye-Fellows and Visiting Fellows have generously contributed to the Bye-Fellows’ Fund.
Any Robinson student who encounters serious financial hardship is eligible to apply for an award. There are various permutations, ranging from a bursary to help meet maintenance costs (such as rent and food) to scholarships designed to meet both maintenance costs and tuition fees in each year of study.