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School of Arts research student funding

The School of Arts provides funding to enable current MPhil/PhD students to undertake a range of activities related to their study and research. 


  • We have a limited fund to cover expenses of up to £300 for MPhil/PhD research students who are presenting a paper at a conference. 
  • You can make one application each academic year and, if approved, you claim back your expenses. 
  • How to apply
  • When to apply
    • before the conference, which must take place before the summer (ie the end of July 2020). 


  • We have a limited fund for extraordinary MPhil/PhD research expenses of up to £150. 
  • The expenses must be: 
    • crucial to the successful completion of your research project 
    • unforeseen at the outset of your research project 
    • extraordinary, such as travel to a unique archive or translation costs. Ordinary expenses, like books, word-processing and binding, are not covered. 
  • How to apply
    • contact Dr Joseph Brooker with a detailed breakdown of the expenses before they are incurred 
    • your supervisor must contact Dr Joseph Brooker to confirm that the expenses are crucial to your research project. 


  • Where possible, we cover the costs of school-wide activities by MPhil/PhD research students, including publicity, catering, computer resources, training events, and so on.  
  • All funded events must be open to all research students in the School of Arts. 
  • How to apply