Postgraduate Research Support Fund 

All postgraduate students within the College of Arts and Law are eligible to apply for funding to help with conference expenses or research expenses as part of the Postgraduate Research Support Fund. 

The funding can cover anything from travel and accommodation to photocopying and books, and has proved to be a real help to our past and current doctoral researchers.

How to apply 

To apply, current students are asked to complete the application form.  

Please note that students wishing to travel for research purposes are required to complete and submit a risk assessment along with the application.  A step-by-step guide can be found here.  Please note that although some sections of the paperwork refer only to ‘staff’, the process applies to all CAL researchers, including PGRs. Many research trips will be low risk and so can be signed off by you and your supervisor. If you are in any doubt about how to complete the form, please contact for advice.

Further information can be found in the guidance notes.

There will be two rounds of funding during the year 2023-24:

  • Monday 23 October – 12 noon on Monday 13 November 2023
  • Monday 22 January – 12 noon on Monday 12 February 2024

Further assistance

If you have any queries, please email