John Robertson Bequest 2019-20

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Applications for research funding are invited for the John Robertson Bequest which is administered by the Senate “at their discretion for the purposes of original research”. Applicants are advised that the grants awarded are not likely to exceed £1,500 per application.

Any member of staff engaged in academic research is eligible to apply for a modest award with preference being given to those topics which do not readily fall into the fields of interest covered by Research Councils, Charitable Bodies and well-to-do Learned Societies. Evidence that you have already applied for or are seeking funding elsewhere would be advantageous to your application, as would an indication of the sustainability of your research.

Preference will be given to applications from members of staff in the earlier stages of their career, whether full-time or part-time, and from staff who have not received support from the Bequest in the last five years. Research proposals which have the potential to attract further future funding are also welcomed, as the Bequest funds can be used to support preliminary study to facilitate additional funding applications.

Those wishing to apply for financial assistance should do so by completing an application form, which is available at the following url:

The form should then be approved by the Head of School and sent to the Head of College.

Please note that students (including research students) are not eligible for JRB funding.

The closing date for the receipt of applications by the College for the current academic session will be Friday 17 January 2020.

Any questions with regard to applications to the Bequest should be directed initially to:
Laura McLaughlin, Senate Office.

First published: 25 November 2019