Postgraduate Research Development Fund
Postgraduate Research Development Fund (PGRDF) is a fund that has been set up
to support postgraduate students in the Department of Geography at Royal
Holloway in the development of their research programme.
2. It is intended
for students who are not already fully supported by a Research grant
that includes research support (e.g. from RCUK). All students without such
support are eligible to apply for PGRDF funds.
3. The fund will
support expenses associated with attendance at conferences, seminars and workshops
at which the applicant is presenting a paper. It will also support attendance
at courses that will help to develop the student’s research skills (i.e.
language training courses, methodology courses etc). It is not intended
to cover expenses associated with fieldwork.
4. Students have
the right to apply for a total of £400 over the period of doctoral research.
Students may apply for these funds more than once as long as the £400 total has
not been exceeded.
. The new level of funding will only be available for
new applications – not applications you’ve already made (i.e., there will be no
retrospective top ups if you’ve already asked for or received the £350 made
available until now).
5. Students have
to apply for these funds and the application has to be supported by the
doctoral supervisor. A Director of Graduate Studies has to approve the
The application should include a
short (no more than 500 words) justification for the use of funds on the PGRDF
proforma. This must include:
(i) details of the
intended activity/-ies for which you are applying,
(ii) how your PhD
is being funded and how much research development provision is included within
(iii) whether you
have applied to other sources for funding and with what result (or indicate
when a decision is expected), and
(iv) what, if any
previous funding you have obtained from this departmental fund.
Rev DS Oct 2013