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School of the Humanities and Social Sciences


School of the Humanities and Social Sciences researcher development funding for student-led conferences

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences has made available up to £10,000 for student-led conferences to be held during 2018-19.

This funding is available for postgraduate research students to set up and run conferences, encouraging the development of transferable skills.

Students are invited to bid by completing the application form below. These funds are intended as a contribution to costs; awards will not normally be more than £1000.


Bids must be submitted by the lead student co-ordinating the conference. Please ensure that any bid has been discussed with your supervisor and has been approved both by them and by your Degree Committee Secretary. 

All bids must be received by 5pm Friday 7 December 2018; late applications will  not be considered. We hope to confirm outcomes before the Christmas vacation. 



Following your application, you will see a screen notifying you of your completed application. Please note, you will not receive an email confirmation of receipt of your application. If you are in any doubt, please email for clarification.