The Graduate School PGR Development Scheme is open to all BU postgraduate researchers (PGRs) irrespective of mode of study (full-time / part-time) or funding status (BU studentships / externally funded / self funded).
Individual awards will provide financial support of normally up to £2,000 (and exceptionally £5,000) for research activities related to an individual PGR’s research project or personal development. It is envisaged that each year approximately 15 awards will be made.
Examples of research activities covered by the Scheme include:
- Research Activities
- Conference attendance
- Additional fieldwork
- Other activities required to advance research e.g. visiting major libraries, museums, other research institutions (UK, EU or International)
- Preparation of specialist material or data
- Research consumables and equipment (providing it is clear these would not normally be purchased by the School as part of the research degree)
- Developmental Activities
- Research development e.g. attending external training events specific to research activity
- Personal development e.g. attending external personal development training events
- Organisation of an academic conference at BU with external participants;
- Attendance at external networking events leading to advance of the research
- Publications or dissemination of research
You should also map the proposed activity onto the relevant sub-domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF):
|Knowledge & Intellectual Abilities||A1 – Knowledge base||A2 – Cognitive abilities||A3 – Creativity|
|Personal Effectiveness||B1 – Personal qualities||B2 – Self-management||B3 – Professional & career development|
|Research Governance||C1 – Professional conduct||C2 – Research management||C3 – Finance, funding & resources|
|Engagement, Influence & Impact||D1 – Working with others||D2 – Communication & dissemination||D3 – Engagement & impact|
Awards will only cover direct costs including travel; subsistence; training or development costs) and all applications will need to include a precise breakdown of costs. Applications should be supported by the Supervisory Team and the relevant Deputy Dean (Research & Enterprise) of the relevant AcademicSchool.
There will be two competitions per annum. PGRs wishing to apply must submit a completed GS PGR Development Scheme – Application Form to the Graduate School Academic Manager by the following deadlines:
- 29 February 2012
- 31 October 2012
Applications to the Scheme will be reviewed independently and all decisions on funding will be made by the Graduate School.
For further information please read the GS PGR Development Scheme – Policy.