New Funding Pot Available! Student Collective Fund!

We are pleased to introduce the SWDTP Student Collective Fund.

Funding available!This fund is designed to support students in setting-up networking and research events. ESRC-funded students can apply for anywhere between £50 and £1,000 to support research events, cohort development and mixed social activities. These activities can be extended to the wider doctoral research community and you can apply individually, or in collaboration with your fellow students.


So, whether you’d like to set up a coffee morning for researchers with young children; or a ‘Pint of Science’-style presentation about research held in an unconventional setting, get your application in to Jackson Paterson! Application forms can be downloaded here, or get in touch to discuss your ideas. This fund is specifically designed to facilitate cohort-building and networking events so don’t be afraid to suggest something unusual!

This is an open call and you can apply at any point during your studentship. Applicants should expect a decision within 10 working days. Access to events must be open to all funded and non-funded students on SWDTP pathways. Applications will be subject to a light-touch office evaluation and, if funded, students are expected to set-up and run events autonomously. Publicity materials including photos, posters, videos and other materials should be shared with Jackson Paterson for use on the website and in the monthly newsletter.

We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!