We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

Home > Geography home > Information for current students > Postgraduate Research Development Fund
More in this section Postgraduate research

Postgraduate Research Development Fund


1.       The 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 application.

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 that package,

(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



Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback