Funding PhD research

School research support grants

About school research support grants

Support is available to PPLS PhD students for research activities (eg conference attendance, research travel, payment of participants), and for the activities supporting research impact (ie, relating your research to wider society).

The amount requested will be monitored by the School Postgraduate Office.


Preference will be given to students in years 1-3 of full time study, or the part time equivalent. However, claims by students outwith their prescribed period of study may be considered.

Applications must be accompanied by a case for support from the applicant's supervisor. Please ensure that you give your supervisor enough time to consider your application and are able to submit by the deadlines specified.

Applications in support of publication fees may not be eligible.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted electronically in Word format.


  • 1st November 2021
  • 1st February 2022
  • 2nd May 2022
  • 1st August 2022


Feedback is required to be submitted for activity that you are awarded a grant for. The deadline for this is usually one month after the activity takes place.