Finding sources of funding for your postgraduate degree study.

Pound signAre you a postgraduate student (PhD, Professional Doctorate, Mphil or Masters student) at the University of Northampton who is self-funded? Would you like a chance to win funding for fees, maintenance, travel, conference attendance and other research expenses? If so, you might be interested in the next few paragraphs!

AltsourcefundingLucy Atkinson’s new workshop “Finding Alternative Sources of Funding” ran on Wednesday 24 June – Lucy has been very successful in obtaining funding for her self-funded PhD and in the workshop she shared her ideas for gaining funding from a variety of sources but, particularly, a major, but neglected, alternative funding source in the area of charities and external bodies. 

The Graduate School has purchased a year’s subscription to the Alternative Guide online, for all our postgraduate students. If you are a research student and have a email address, all you need Altclipto do is go to and enter your email address into the green box, section 1. The system will then email a unique password to you and you can go back to the gateway page and login. This should give you full access to the database.

A PDF copy of The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding: Student Grants from Charity will shortly be available in both Park and Avenue Libraries.

To find out how best to use the database/PDF see slides 25 onwards in Lucy’s presentation. If you want to know more about how other students have successfully fund-raised for their postgraduate degrees using the Alternative Guide, take a look at the student stories section here.

If you do gain funding via the Alternative Guide then please let Simone Apel know, so that we can monitor interest and usefulness of the resource. If you have any queries about the resource please get in touch with Simone.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on June 30, 2015, in Events, Funding, Support, Workshops & Training and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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