There are two different paths for requesting College co-funding for a PGR studentship:
- College Industrial Match Funded Studentship Scheme 2022/23
- College co-funding of a PGR studentship request form
Which path should I use?
- If you are requesting College co-funding for industrial funding which fulfills the following criteria, please apply via the College Industrial Match Funded Studentship Scheme 2022/23:
- The studentship must cover 4 years full time tuition fees and stipend (or part-time equivalent)
- The industry funder must provide funding for at least 50% of the studentship
- If you are requesting College co-funding (in the form of maintenance, fee award or research support, or a combination of these) of a PGR studentship which does not fit into the College Industrial Match Funded Studentship Scheme, please apply via the College co-funding of a PGR studentship application form.
- The external funding organisation might be an industry partner, a charitable or research organization, a government sponsor, or grant-making body.
- If you have an overseas applicant who has secured a stipend / sponsorship in their home country but does not have their fees covered, you can request that the College covers the student's fees via this College co-funding of a PGR studentship application form.
- Please note that it is College policy not to co-fund, match fund or waive fees for studentships where the student themselves, or their family, are funding the remainder of the costs.
When is it not necessary to request co-funding?
- Where these are already approved through a previous institutional agreement, for example, for a UKRI Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) or CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) - unless the DTP or CDT is a new one which has not been previously approved by the Policy and Resources Committee.
- Lead academic contacts Research and Innovation so that the costings can be completed (please note that this step is not required if the request is for a fee waiver only):
- Lead academic then completes the College Industrial Match Funded Studentship Scheme 2022/23 application form or College Co-funding of a PGR studentship application form and submits it to Alex Borrett (email@example.com), Doctoral School Manager
- Costed applications will then be considered by the Dean of the Doctoral School (Ken Badcock) with the intention of a quick decision. He will take advice from the relevant School Director of PGR Education and the Director of Research as necessary.
- The Doctoral School will inform applicants of the decision and advise on the next steps.
- If the details of the co-funding arrangement change in the time between the form being approved and the studentship agreement being finalised, then a revised form should be submitted for approval.
- If a student is not recruited, or the College co-funding is no longer required, it is important that you inform firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that the funding can be released for another purpose.