Postgraduate Research Travel Award

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Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: ~70
  • Value: Dependant on destination
  • Opens: 1 December 2021
  • Helps with: Travel costs

Summary

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.



Eligibility

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

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

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Further information

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

  • 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 £60.
  • 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 Fieldwork, Study, Research & Travel Overseas for Staff and Students on the University's Safety, Health and Wellbeing team's pages before applying.

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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 rkes-pgrfunding@strath.ac.uk 

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

Retrospective applications will not be considered.

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Contact us

For further information concerning the PGR Travel Award, please contact rkes-pgrfunding@strath.ac.uk