PGR Conference Fund 2016-17
The University Research Office recognises the importance of giving oral or poster presentations at conferences and for this reason has increased the PGR Conference Fund to assist self-funded postgraduate research students. A total of £10,000 is available for 2016-17.
Completed forms should be sent to Maria Photiou M.Photiou@derby.ac.uk. Evidence of acceptance to participate at the conference (e.g. an email from the organiser) is required.
There are 3 competition rounds for 2016-17. Applications should be made in advance of the conference taking place.
Deadline for round 1: noon, 10 October 2016
Deadline for Round 2: noon, 10 February 2017
Deadline for Round 3: noon, 10 June 2017
An assessment panel will assess the applications and normally, all applicants should be informed of the decision within one month of the deadline.
- Only students who have successful completed their RD5 are eligible to apply.
- PGR students who hold a bursary or a studentship are not eligible to apply.
- PGR students who are members of staff are not eligible to apply.
- All applicants need to be supported to attend the conference by their supervisors.
- Successful applicants will receive a contribution to travel, conference fees and accommodation costs up to a maximum of £250 for UK conferences and up to a maximum of £500 for overseas conferences. Applicants are expected to obtain the remaining funding from other sources. It is to be hoped that Colleges will support their students by matching the award.
- Conference awards will be decided on the basis of the relevance to the doctorate, future research plans and status of the conference (e.g. refereed).
- Candidates who are successful in obtaining a PGR Conference Fund will be expected to present their research at one of the UoD research events within 6 months of the date the award have been granted.
- Applications need to be made in advance of the conference taking place (providing evidence that the conference submission has been accepted). Retrospective applications will not be considered.
- Applicants need to prove they have had their submission accepted at a related conference to their research area (not merely attending the conference).
- Successful applicants can only apply once per academic year.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.