RTSG Competition Application for AHRC-sponsored PhD students.
The AHRC provides
the University with a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), which
can be used to cover the costs of UK and overseas study visits and
overseas conference attendance for AHRC-funded doctoral students.
The RTSG is administered by the
Graduate School and replaces previous arrangements administered by
All AHRC doctoral students are invited to apply
for funding for their study visit and/or overseas conference
attendance via the RTSG competition to select the most eligible
applications for support from this limited funding.
Applicants should include the following
information in their application; full details of the study
trip/conference; the reason for the study trip or overseas
conference attendance; an outline of the associated costs, including
an estimate of the total amount required to fund the study
Applications must fulfil the criteria.
will consider and rank-order all
applications received by the deadline.
applications are then sent
for final selection by the RTSG Award
deadline for applications to reach your
academic department/school/centre is
submissions will not be considered, as this is highly competitive
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for the award of RTSG funding
be registered AHRC-funded doctoral students at the University and be
within their minimum period of study.
study visit must be for the purpose of conducting
primary research and overseas conference attendance must be integral to
the applicant’s research or to their development as a researcher.
Proposed study visits may be within the UK or
Proposed conference attendance can be
overseas (not within the UK) only.
The funding awarded will not normally exceed
£400 per student per competition.
is no minimum award value.
It is expected that students would be
granted only one such award during their period of study.
However, students who have previously
received this funding are free to make a case of exceptional
circumstances to the RTSG Award Panel.
who have not previously received funding will be prioritised in the
must have the signed approval of the applicant’s supervisor and the
Graduate Director in the department.
Payment will be in the form of reimbursement.
will only be reimbursed when evidenced by receipts (or equivalent),
covering all claimed expenses.
for reimbursement and accompanying receipts should be given to the
Income and Payments office for processing.
Retrospective applications are
not permitted. Applicants must be
for study visits and/or conference attendance undertaken
from 10 December 2012.
choose to offer additional funding from their own resources.
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