PGRs eligible to apply must submit an application form (below) to the Graduate School by:
- 28 February 2013 – for activity taking place between March 2013 and July 2013 (and exceptionally up to and including September 2013)
PGRs awarded funding under Round 1 will not be eligible to apply for further funding in Round 2.
The PGR Development Scheme is open to BU postgraduate researchers (PGRs) irrespective of the 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 this 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
- In exceptional circumstances, 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 Academic School.
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 Researcher Scholarships Scheme – Policy (2)