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Research funding

Students doing research

Assistance funding

If you find yourself in financial difficulties, take a look at assistance funding available for students.

Funding for current students 

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Our academic departments offer some subject-specific funding opportunities. They also provide advice on where you may be able to source funding for your area of interest.

Many organisations also offer tailored funding for specific events and opportunities. The University subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which lists grants, trusts and charities that could help fund travel to a conference or other part of your research.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding (PIN 2089)

Check our Research Student Community blog to keep up to date with funding offers as they arise, or check the YGRS newsletter for a news roundup.

YGRS Conference Fund

Self-funded PhD students can apply for funding to attend research training events when other funding options have been exhausted.

The closing date for the next round of funding is midnight on 1 March 2022

Funding should be applied for by completing the form below and sending to Please note that this should be sent by the student's supervisor on behalf of the student.