Postgraduate Research Travel Award


Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: ~70
  • Value: Dependant on destination
  • Opens: 1 October 2023
  • Helps with: Travel costs


The Postgraduate Research (PGR) Travel Award can be requested by current, registered doctoral students for travel to conferences where the student will either present papers or speak to a poster exhibit. Only one award can be granted per student for the duration of their PhD.


To be eligible for the PGR Travel Award, applicants must be a full-time or part-time registered doctoral student at the University of Strathclyde at the time of their intended travel. 

In order for the purpose of the intended travel to be eligible, applicants must have been accepted to present their own research undertaken at the University of Strathclyde at a conference in the form of a paper or a poster.

Applicants are not eligible for the PGR Travel Award if they:

  • have travel funds available to them as part of their studentship;
  • are UKRI-funded, and therefore have access to a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG);
  • are on voluntary suspension or maternity/paternity leave;
  • have submitted their thesis;
  • are a current Masters student.

Further information on eligibility can be found on the PGR Travel Award page on the RKES Portal, as well as the associated guidance document available therein.

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science, Marine Engineering

Levels eligibility

Postgraduate Research

Study modes eligibility

Full Time, Part Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish), England or N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland or Wales, International

Student type

Current student

Back to scholarship

Further information

The maximum amount available to request from the PGR Travel Award Fund is dependent on the destination country:

  • If the applicant is applying for an online conference (fees only), the maximum that may be requested is £150.
  • If the applicant is traveling within the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands), the maximum that may be requested is £200.
  • If the applicant is traveling within Europe (not including the United Kingdom), the maximum amount that may be requested is £480.
  • If the applicant is traveling to the Rest of the World, outside of Europe, the maximum that may be requested is £840.

All applications for the PGR Travel Award require a matched contribution to the contribution requested from the Award. The matched contribution must be greater than or equal to the contribution requested from the Award.

For more information on the amount available to request and matched contributions, please see the PGR Travel Award page on the RKES Portal, as well as the associated guidance document available therein.

Successful applicants are required to complete and submit a PGR Travel Award Post Travel Report, which will be provided upon a successful application, no later than 30 days after their return from the travel.

Please note that all planned travel must be in accordance with University guidance regarding international travel. As this guidance may change at any moment, please refer to the most up to date Guidance on Travelling Overseas on the University's Safety, Health and Wellbeing team's pages before applying.

Back to scholarship

How to apply

Please complete the PGR Travel Award application form (available on RKES Portal) and return a signed version as a PDF file to

Applications must be submitted prior to the start of the intended travel.

Retrospective applications will not be considered.

Applicants should discuss any intention to travel with their supervisors.

Approval for travel on university business will need to be obtained from the relevant Head of Department and provided alongside the application.

While a Covid specific risk assessment is not currently required by the University, a detailed risk assessment identifying potential hazards associated with the conference travel will need to be completed and signed off by the HoD prior to the granting of the Award. Please contact your department or supervisor to facilitate the risk assessment.

All applicants travelling outside of the United Kingdom must complete the travel insurance notification form on Pegasus prior to travel.


Back to scholarship

Contact us

For further information concerning the PGR Travel Award, please contact