Academic Project Funding

Academic Project Funding

The Graduate School publicises a number of funding schemes which are intended to support our current postgraduate students. Some of these are restricted to research projects only. To be eligible for any of these awards, applicants must already be registered for and engaged in an academic programme of study at the University of Glasgow. Each award has its own eligibility criteria and application deadline. Some are administered by services or organisations outside of the College of Arts.

Research Support Awards

Research Support Awards

These awards are intended for research students only. Applicants must be registered with the University at the point of applying to the scheme.

A Research Support Award is intended to provide assistance with the support costs of individual research (i.e. not collaborative activity). The award may cover, for example, attending a conference to present a research paper; research trip travel and accommodation (for example, an archival visit, fieldwork, etc.); photocopying. Funding from this source is extremely competitive so applicants are advised to submit carefully thought through applications which must be supported by the academic supervisor. Applications must be submitted in advance of expenditure being incurred and no retrospective applications will be considered. Awards are unlikely to exceed £300.

Deadlines, guidelines and application forms are available on the Graduate School's PGR Moodle.

Collaborative Research Award

Collaborative Research Award

The Graduate School invites bids from postgraduate research students to help fund collaborative research initiatives. These might involve students across Subjects, Schools, the College of Arts (or indeed across more than one College, if primarily organised by students in the College of Arts), or collaboration with other institutions (universities, libraries, museums). Initiatives might include organising postgraduate conferences or symposia; planning and leading workshops; inviting visiting speakers; setting up a seminar programme or reading group; starting a publication; or other projects that will contribute to research training in the College.

All research initiatives will be considered but, in any given session, the Graduate School may encourage categories of bids which reflect current University initiatives.

Deadlines, guidelines and application forms are available on the Graduate School's PGR Moodle.

AHRC Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

AHRC Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) provides grant funding to the University to support AHRC BGP/DTP-funded doctoral students and AHRC CDA/CDP students who wish to undertake study visits and conference attendance during the tenure of their awards. Funding is available to contribute to travel and accommodation costs and certain additional expenses. Proposed study visits and conference attendance may be within the UK or overseas.  This funding is intended to enable students to undertake primary research studies (such as fieldwork or archival research) that is essential to the completion of the thesis or dissertation. It is not intended to cover the costs of undertaking preliminary research or attending a training course.  AHRC Project students should apply to the Grant Holder for RTSG funding.

RTSG funding is very limited. Therefore, only applications making an outstanding and exceptional case for support are likely to succeed. Retrospective approval will not be granted and applications will be considered only in cases where the academic supervisor certifies that the study visit is essential to the research.

Deadlines, guidelines and application forms are available on the Graduate School's PGR Moodle.

New Initiatives Fund

New Initiatives Fund

Each year the University sets aside funding to support the personal, professional and career development of its early-career researchers.  This could be anything from a careers or public engagement event to an industry visit or even launching your own journal.  The main proviso with this funding is that it can't fund something directly related to your research (e.g. conferences or technical training).  It is anticipated that most bids will be for activity that benefits groups of researchers from more than one College.

Further information can be found on the Researcher Development web pages.