PGR Development Fund 2022-23

The University Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (URKEO) recognises the importance of supporting the development of postgraduate research (PGR) students and for this reason, provides the PGR Development Fund.

Due to the pandemic, we have made exceptional changes to who is eligible to apply in 2022-23. All PGR students who have successfully completed their Application for Registration are eligible to apply. PGR students who are members of staff are eligible to apply.

Funds are awarded on a competitive basis; they are not an entitlement and cannot be made retrospectively. Please ensure that you have read carefully the guidelines below before submitting an application form.

Applicants are invited to apply for a maximum of £500 of funding to support a wide variety of purposes, such as attending training events or conferences. Successful applicants will receive a contribution for costs up to a maximum of £500.

Students will be expected to obtain additional funding from other resources. It is to be hoped that Colleges will also support their students by making a contribution.

In order to apply to the fund, please complete the application form. (Please note that you will require an active UDo account to access the form). 

There are five competition rounds for 2022-23. Please consider the times when applying. Applications should be made in advance of the event taking place.

  • Deadline for round 1: noon, 31 October 2022
  • Deadline for Round 2: noon, 31 January 2023
  • Deadline for Round 3: noon, 31 March 2023
  • Deadline for Round 4: noon, 31 May 2023
  • Deadline for Round 5: noon, 16 June 2023

An assessment panel will assess the applications. Normally, all applicants are informed of the decision within one month after the deadline.

Guidelines

  • Only students who have successfully completed their Application for Registration are eligible to apply
  • All applicants need to be supported by their supervisory team
  • Awards will be decided based on the relevance to the doctorate and the benefit to the student
  • Candidates who are successful in obtaining a PGR Development Fund will be required to present their research in an event organised by URKEO or support the organisation of a PGR event
  • Applications should be made in advance of the event taking place
  • Successful applicants can only apply once per academic year
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • All costs must be claimed with the relevant receipts by the end of June 2023 to meet with the University’s financial year
  • Retrospective applications will not be considered