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Two new schemes to support postgraduate work in the Department

Posted on 11/01/2008

Dear MPhil/ PhD students,

Please see below the details of two new schemes to support postgraduate work in the Department

International Career Development and Research Fund:

I am delighted to announce that the Department is making available an additional sum of £2,500 this year to support postgraduate career and research development in international contexts. Applications can be made from now, until June 10 2009. We will aim to get a decision to you within a week of receipt of your application.
The funds will go to support the costs of presenting research papers at international/ overseas conferences primarily, although other research outputs being undertaken in an international/ overseas context will also be considered for support.
The emphasis is on a concrete output: a research paper or presentation. We would encourage students to seek support from other sources, such as the University of London research fund, for fieldwork and general research.
If you would like to apply for a grant from this fund, please write no more than 1 side of A4 detailing:
  • the research outcome (paper, presentation, performance, guest workshop etc)
  • the academic context (refereed conference, host venue etc)
  • importance/ relevance to your Doctoral project
  • career impact
  • estimated budget (to a maximum of £400)

Please also submit a brief supporting statement from your supervisor, and a copy of the invitation/ acceptance that you have received from the event organisers.

This money MAY be combined with your existing one-off allocation of £250 if you wish, though we would advise students in the early stages of their research to consider work they may wish to have supported in later stages of their project.

Applications should be submitted to Sophie Nield, (ccd to Johanna Pursey), and will be reviewed by members of Research Committee before a decision is made.

Applications will be assessed on their importance to the development of your research, your career trajectory, and relevance to the research profile of the Department. This round is open from now until June 10 2009.

Postgraduate Book Fund

The Department has allocated £500 towards the cost of purchasing for the Library books relevant to your research and/or career development. Please send your recommendations to Sophie Nield. You must include title, author and publication details, and very short statement detailing its relevance to your project. Deadline for receipt of recommendations is June 10 2009.


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