What types of grants are available?
There are three types of grants available:
- Research Support Grant
- Conference Grant
- Engagement, Enterprise and Employability Grant
Each has different eligibility criteria and support different activities the Faculty believes are important. Please see the Guidance Notes for further details.
When is the application deadline?
There are 6 applications deadlines each year:
- 15 September (formerly 1 September)
- 01 November
- 01 January
- 01 March
- 01 May
- 01 July
Applications must be made and approved in advance of the activity.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
Guidance Notes PDF format [185 KB]
Grant Application Form Word format [21 KB]
Joint Grant Application Form Word format [21 KB]
Report Form Word format [13 KB]
Application Information FAQs
How do I apply?
Please first discuss your plans with your supervisor. Then you should prepare a statement giving details of the activity/conference/presentation, the paper (or equivalent) and how attendance will benefit your research. Your supervisor must also prepare a statement stating why support should be given at this time.
Finally, complete a Grant Application Form and return the application form and the two statements to the Postgraduate Research Office. Please remember that you are applying for a grant on a competitive basis.
All applications should give a clear account of the benefit of the proposed activity to your research and School/Faculty priorities. Your application should be fully costed, well crafted, professional and presented to high standard. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
When will I know?
We will normally inform you of our decision within 3 weeks of the relevant application deadline.
Will I need to prepare a report after the activity has taken place?
Yes, you must complete the Report Form and return it with the Student Expenses Claim Form (see below). Payment will not be authorized until this report has been completed satisfactorily. The report must contain a clear and full account of the benefits of the activity to your research. Incomplete or inadequate reports will be returned for re-submission. Handwritten reports will not be accepted. Failure to provide a satisfactory report will automatically disqualify you from making future applications.
When/how will I be paid?
For any directly incurred costs, please complete a Student Expenses Claim Form – Form UEA 8. You must include receipts and also your Report Form (see above). Payment is normally made within 3 weeks of the Postgraduate Research Office receiving your Claim Form and Report form; it is made directly into your UK bank account.
Please note the following:
- Payment will be dependent on receipt of your Claim Form, receipts and your Report Form.
- If you currently hold an unpaid debt with the University, the funds from this scheme will be deducted from your debt total.
Can I request the money in advance?
You cannot normally request to be paid your expenses in advance, but please let us know if you think that you have an exceptional case.
How often can I apply?
One application per student will be considered each academic year; priority will be given to students who have not previously received a Grant.
What happens if I intercalate?
Your application will be suspended during your period of intercalation, and you will need to submit another application when you return.
I want to promote my name and research. Does the Grant Scheme cover this?
The Faculty can subsidise the cost of 100 University-branded cards if you are involved in conferences, research trips and public engagement work. Terms and conditions apply. Application form (PDF, 345 KB).
Your School Office may be able to help promote your name and research through its School web pages. Please contact your School Office for further details.