Award holders are eligible to apply to the DTP for additional funding for individual skills training and development. It is a flexible fund that can be used to support needs-based training and development activity that is necessary for the satisfactory completion of the doctoral thesis. It can be used to support:
the acquisition and development of language skills, whether through participation in a UK-based language centre course, or by an extended period overseas;
significant new discipline-specific skills, e.g. paleographical, papyrological, epigraphical;
high-level methodological skills;
fieldwork where skills are developed through practice;
engagement activities with an external collaborator, if the purpose is researcher development rather than primary research.
Applications will be considered at the following upcoming deadlines:
Submit as soon as possible ahead of one of the four annual deadlines, and normally at least 4 weeks ahead of the proposed activity or expenditure .
Retrospective approval will not normally be granted.
Applications for additional funding will be considered four times a year. Outcomes will normally be communicated four to six weeks later.
Applications will be considered only in cases where your supervisor certifies that your skills training or other researcher development expenses are essential to your research/academic development.
If you are successful in gaining funding the DTP will communicate this to you, and detail the amount you have been awarded.
Funding is not guaranteed and the DTP's decision is final.
Payment will be based on the budgeting provided in your application, so you should endeavour to be as accurate as possible when making your application.
Before, during, and after your trip or training you should keep all related receipts, invoices and other financial evidence. If receipts are for any reason unavailable, you should keep a written record of expenditure, including date, purpose and amount.
If you cut your travel or training short or if the travel or training is cancelled, you must inform the OOC DTP so that we can recalculate your entitlement.
You should adhere to any and all requirements made by your local Department/Faculty/School regarding risk assessment and insurance for your trip or training. Please contact the relevant local administrators for more information in the first instance.
Payment of awarded sums will be managed according to local processes, and will be detailed on award.