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 conferences in the country of residence, and £500 for conferences outside the country of residence. Students can apply for two conferences per annum but only once per application round (Michaelmas, Lent and Summer) and up to a total maximum of £800.
  • The Postgraduate Research Skills Training Fund provides grants of up to £500 to cover costs (eg accommodation, registration and travel) directly incurred by participation in a training course/event. The training undertaken must provide research skills/methods (as opposed to the acquisition of knowledge on a topic/discipline) necessary to the successful completion of your doctoral project and that are not delivered through the FASS Research Training Programme. Students are limited to two successful applications per annum (and one successful application per term) up to a maximum of £500 per annum. Once the total budget for 2019/20 has been exhausted, the fund will close.