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

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). Examples of the types of activities funding may cover include, but are not limited to, conference attendance to present a research paper, and travel and accommodation for research trips such as archival visits or fieldwork. Funding from this source is limited and therefore extremely competitive. 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 applications to fund retrospective activities will not be considered. Awards are unlikely to exceed £400 per application.

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

Collaborative Research Awards

College of Arts Collaborative Research Awards (CRAs) are intended to provide assistance with the support costs for collaborative research initiatives. These initiatives must be led by postgraduate research students in the College of Arts, and must involve:

•students from more than one Subject Area, School, or College; and/or

•collaboration with other institutions (universities, libraries, museums, etc.)

Applications should identify common ground across constituent Subject Areas/Schools/Colleges, or between the College of Arts and other institutions/organisations/groups. Applications should also demonstrate how they will solidify PG research culture across constituent sections of the University, or within the College by collaboration with other institutions/organisations/groups. 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 in the College.

Collaboration with other institutions may exploit existing partnerships (such as the College’s established relationship with Glasgow Life, encompassing Glasgow City museums, libraries, sports facilities, arts and cultural events), or seed new partnerships with appropriate organisations.

Funding awards are unlikely to exceed £1000. Applications must be submitted in advance of expenditure being incurred and applications to fund retrospective activities will not be considered. Prior to submitting an application, applicants arestrongly advised to discuss their plans with the Graduate School by contacting gradschool.arts@glasgow.ac.uk.

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

AHRC Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) provides grant funding to the University to support AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) students and AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) students in undertaking research related activities. This funding can be used to support study visits, conference attendance, and other research costs that are necessary for a student’s primary research (e.g., consumables and exhibition costs).

Each eligible student is entitled to apply for £1750 in total over 3.5 years. Applications must be submitted in advance of expenditure being incurred and applications to fund retrospective activities will not be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to plan ahead as to how they wish to make use of this funding throughout the duration of their research programme.

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

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). Examples of the types of activities funding may cover include, but are not limited to, conference attendance to present a research paper, and travel and accommodation for research trips such as archival visits or fieldwork. Funding from this source is limited and therefore extremely competitive. 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 applications to fund retrospective activities will not be considered. Awards are unlikely to exceed £400 per application.

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

Collaborative Research Award

College of Arts Collaborative Research Awards (CRAs) are intended to provide assistance with the support costs for collaborative research initiatives. These initiatives must be led by postgraduate research students in the College of Arts, and must involve:

•students from more than one Subject Area, School, or College; and/or

•collaboration with other institutions (universities, libraries, museums, etc.)

Applications should identify common ground across constituent Subject Areas/Schools/Colleges, or between the College of Arts and other institutions/organisations/groups. Applications should also demonstrate how they will solidify PG research culture across constituent sections of the University, or within the College by collaboration with other institutions/organisations/groups. 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 in the College.

Collaboration with other institutions may exploit existing partnerships (such as the College’s established relationship with Glasgow Life, encompassing Glasgow City museums, libraries, sports facilities, arts and cultural events), or seed new partnerships with appropriate organisations.

Funding awards are unlikely to exceed £1000. Applications must be submitted in advance of expenditure being incurred and applications to fund retrospective activities will not be considered. Prior to submitting an application, applicants arestrongly advised to discuss their plans with the Graduate School by contacting gradschool.arts@glasgow.ac.uk.

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

AHRC Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) provides grant funding to the University to support AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) students and AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) students in undertaking research related activities. This funding can be used to support study visits, conference attendance, and other research costs that are necessary for a student’s primary research (e.g., consumables and exhibition costs).

Each eligible student is entitled to apply for £1750 in total over 3.5 years. Applications must be submitted in advance of expenditure being incurred and applications to fund retrospective activities will not be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to plan ahead as to how they wish to make use of this funding throughout the duration of their research programme.

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