Research Training Funding

The Faculty offers two sources of funding to support FASS research students' training:

  • The Postgraduate Conference Presentation Grant provides financial support for PhD students who are giving presentations at conferences in the UK and overseas.  There is a limit of £250 per award for UK conferences, £400 for conferences in Europe, and £500 for conferences in the rest of the world. This fund is now closed for 2018-19 as the budget has been exhausted.
    For conferences taking place after 1 August, please note that the 2019-20 budget and associated procedure for allocating this fund have not yet been finalised, therefore at this time funding for only one conference can be guaranteed per student. More information will be available in August.
  • The Postgraduate Research Skills Training Fund provides PhD student with grants of up to £500 to cover costs (eg accommodation, registration and travel) directly incurred by participation in a training event.  The training undertaken must provide skills that are necessary to the successful completion of your doctoral project and that are not delivered through the FASS Research Training Programme. This fund is now closed for 2018-19. Applications for training courses taking place in August or September 2019 can still be submitted.