Twice every academic year (1 November & 1 April), PhD students in the School of History will be invited to submit applications for discretionary funding to help with expenses incurred while conducting research for their theses. Applications from full-time PhD students will only be accepted during the first, second and third year of their studies. Part-time PhD students can apply during the first six years of their studies.
Under exceptional circumstances, the Research Committee will consider applications from full-time students in their fourth year and from part-time students in their seventh and eighth years of study. In such cases awards will not be made for expenses incurred for the completion of the thesis, but only for activities connected with exposing finished research to a wider academic audience and thus aiding the student's career development.
The maximum award that can be granted to any one full-time student is currently £325.00 p.a.; part-time students will receive a maximum award of currently £162.50 p.a.
All applications must be supported in writing by the applicant's supervisor.
If money from discretionary or individual awards was used to purchase copies or microfilms of documents or other texts, students must donate them to the University Library upon completion of their doctorates.