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Finding sources of funding for your postgraduate degree study.

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Are 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!

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The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding – charities, foundations and trusts – which can
make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any PG student
regardless of subject, or nationality. The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. The Graduate School has a subscription to The Alternative Guide to Funding, and you can find out more here. Read on for instructions on how to register.

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Postgraduate Researcher Award

The Postgraduate Researcher Award provides up to £1,000 to support a research student in the pursuance of their research degree programme at the University of Northampton.

The Award is available to full-time or part-time postgraduate research students at the University of Northampton. DBA and DProfPrac students must have completed the facilitated modules and be eligible for registration on the Professional Research Module.

The intention of the award is to support and enhance research activity of various kinds (for example, additional travel costs, purchase of specialist equipment, researcher development). Funds awarded must be spent by 31st March 2019.

To find out more and to make an application download this document:
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCHER AWARD INVITATION

Writing and Structuring your Thesis

students writing imageThe Graduate School is running a workshop on Writing and Structuring your Thesis on the 2nd of May from 13:15 to 14:45 . This is part of the – Getting Started 1 Development Day – the workshop will take place in Pytchley, PY101, Park Campus, near the student center. Lunch and refreshments are provided so, if you would like some lunch before your session, please come along a bit earlier ( lunch time is 12:30-13:15).

If you wish to attend please book using Gateway.

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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.  Read the rest of this entry

Call for papers from Postgraduate Research Students

siidThe Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) has announced the call for papers from UK postgraduate students for the SIID 5th Annual PG Conference, which will be held at the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 25th March 2014. The theme for this year’s conference is “Multidisciplinary Insights into International Development: Reconciling the Divided Priorities of One Global Nation”. Read the rest of this entry