PGR Development Fund 2019-20

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

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 a PGR Development Fund 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. 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.

Completed forms should be sent to URKEO via email to with the subject line ‘PGR Development Fund’.

There are 5 competition rounds for 2019-20. Please consider the times when applying. Applications should be made in advance of the event taking place.

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