New Postgraduate Support Fund

‘Postgraduate Support Fund’ for Postgraduate Research Students in SSHP (2014/15)

Thanks to a very generous benefactor’s donation from the estate of Ms. Evelyn Pullin, the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy 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; and conferences, workshops or other academic events where the applicant is presenting a paper or chairing a session. Use of the award will not normally be allowed for purchasing books or computer software/hardware.

Awards will not be approved in excess of £500 per student (per annum).

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

How to apply:

Applicants are asked to submit three documents:

• a one-page statement of the research expenses being applied for. 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 that includes a basic CV and a description of the applicant’s academic research interests.

• a brief (300 word max.) supporting statement from the applicant’s primary supervisor(s), justifying the amount sought in relation to the applicant’s research project.

Applications should be sent to Queries can also be sent to the same address.

When to apply:

The deadlines for applications for the academic year 2014/15 are January 7 2015 and July 7 2015.

The awards will be judged on an individual basis by a School-level committee convened for this purpose and applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible after the deadline.

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