PGR students can apply to use their Proficio funding for attending courses and conferences held outside the University of Essex. You should discuss any training needs and any courses or conferences you have identified with your supervisor as they will need to co-sign your application.
If you have identified an external training course which would be beneficial to the successful completion of your research degree, but a similar course is not available through Proficio at Essex, with the Deputy Dean’s (Postgraduate Research Training) approval, you can use your Proficio funds to pay for the course.
To apply for approval to use your Proficio funds to attend a training course not provided through Proficio, please complete an approval form (.docx).
PGR students can also use their Proficio funds on conference attendance, subject to the approval of the Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research Training). Find information and the amount of funds available for conference attendance.
If you would like to attend a conference using Proficio funds, please fill in a conference approval form. (.docx).