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Postgraduate Support Fund for Postgraduate Research Students

Thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Ms Evelyn Pullin, together with other anonymous benefactors, the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy (SSHP) is delighted to announce the establishment of a Postgraduate Support Fund for postgraduate research students.

New and existing postgraduate research students within SSHP are invited to apply for financial assistance for research-related costs. This includes:

  • expenses associated with specific training needs
  • fieldwork or research trips
  • conferences, workshops or other academic events where the applicant is presenting a paper or chairing a session.

Please note that you cannot use the award for purchasing books or computer software/hardware.

You should discuss with your supervisor(s) what conferences might be useful for you to attend, well in advance of the conference (to allow time between application for funds and the conference deadlines).

Awards will not be approved in excess of £500 per student per academic year (October to September).

You are expected to have already used alternative sources of funding available to you (for example, departmental allowances, allowances that are part of ESRC, AHRC or other externally-funded studentships, or other College awards and bursaries).

How to apply

You must submit three documents:

  • A one-page statement of the research expenses you need to cover. This statement should include (i) a breakdown of the sum requested and (ii) a brief justification of how the research expenses relate to the applicant’s research/wider academic profile.
  • A two-page personal statement, which includes a basic CV and a description of your academic research interests.
  • A brief (300-words max) supporting statement from your primary supervisor(s), justifying the amount sought in relation to your research project.

Queries and applications should be emailed to us.

Please note that original receipts (not credit card slips) will be required for any reimbursement claim so these should be retained.

When to apply

The current competition is closed. New deadlines will be announced the autumn of 2018.