Don’t forget that the PGR Development Fund is now open for applications
Applications will be considered at two points during 2013/14 and the deadline for the first round will be 17:00 on Monday 30th September 2013.
The PGR Development Fund 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/ VC PhD Scholarship).
Individual awards will provide financial support of normally up to £1,000 for research activities related to an individual PGR’s research project or personal development.
Examples of research activities covered by the Scheme include:
- Conferences (to present – either poster or oral and you must provide evidence that you have submitted either a poster or oral abstract for consideration);
- Research development e.g. attending external training events specific to your research project;
- 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;
- Meetings or networking events linking to 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 your Supervisory Team and the relevant Deputy Dean (Research & Enterprise) of your Academic School. This year the Graduate School is keen to assist as many PGRs as possible and due to the competition for funding, will favour applications that can demonstrate good ‘value for money‘.
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 PGR Development Scheme Policy