The UK Programme provides grants to enable persecuted and threatened academics residing in the UK to return to academia, or an allied profession, at a level commensurate with their skills and experience. We can support academic and professional courses, structured work placements and associated costs, including tuition fees, maintenance, travel, registration fees, exam fees, bench fees, books, research costs, IT equipment, childcare etc.

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible for a CARA grant you must; 

How to apply

If you believe you are eligible, please contact CARA to request an Enquiry Formwhich once completed and returned, will allow us to verify your eligibility (If you are not eligible, please check the 'Advice, Guidance & Signposting' section of our website).

Once the UK Programme has confirmed your eligibility, we will invite you to complete a full Application Form. 

For more information on how to apply, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Application Process

On receipt of a complete Application Form (incl. supporting documents) we may invite you to an informal interview to assess your needs and gain further detail on your application. All information gathered from your application and interview will be collated by CARA staff. The Allocation Committee is responsible for all decisions relating to the allocation of CARA grants.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Allocation Committee Meeting

The deadline for applications to the next Allocation Committee Meeting is 17:00 on Friday 27th March 2015.  The Committee will meet to make decisions Tuesday 30th June.



UK Programme
London South Bank University Technopark
90 London Road
SE1 6LN 

Tel: 0207 021 0880