Ever got excited about doing research that stretches across disciplines? Ever wondered how your research would be viewed from the perspective of someone working in a completely different research area? Ever wished you could network with researchers in other fields? Ever aspired to publishing your research? Ever wanted there to be a greater sense of a postgraduate research community encompassing the University as a whole?
If your answer is yes to at least one of these questions, here is some good news! We are delighted to invite you to apply for our PGR Interdisciplinary Conference Fund.
To enhance research collaboration and networking at postgraduate level, we’ve launched an award fund of £5,000 for the best proposal for an interdisciplinary research conference organised by postgraduate researchers.
To enable bold thinking across disciplines, the key condition of the grant is to have PGR researchers from at least two different faculties and at least three different departments on the organising board/committee.
For more information about the award, read our blog from last year's winners.
How to apply
Start by reading our PGR Interdisciplinary conference guide (.pdf), which will help you to write a good research proposal, and explains some of the constraints of the project.
Liaise with colleges from across different departments to build your team of organisers. Remember you need people from at least 2 faculties and 3 departments.
Work together to complete the application form (.pdf), consulting with your supervisor during the process.
Send your completed proposal to email@example.com by 5pm on Tuesday 21 January 2020.
The Selection Committee will evaluate proposals and announce the winner for this year on 30 January 2019. Every proposal will receive feedback from the Selection Committee.
If you’re the winning conference, you will need to develop and host your conference, ensuring all funds have been spent by 31 July 2020.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org