Terms and conditions

The following apply:

  • the scheme is open to part-time and full-time students.

  • the student(s) must be registered on one of the University‚Äôs doctoral programmes (PhD or Professional Doctorate).

  • priority will be given to training activities which fill a gap in current provision.

  • applications will be judged on the following criteria: how realistic is the proposed training; likely demand for the training across the doctoral student community; and value for money.

  • applications will be considered by the Doctoral College. Decisions are final with no right of appeal.

  • successful applicant(s) will be expected to carry out the activities outlined in their proposal, including, but not limited to: identifying and setting a suitable date for the training activity; identifying and briefing presenters/trainers; booking suitable rooms or venue as well as arranging any necessary equipment and catering.

  • funds can be used to pay for fees for external trainers, reasonable catering costs and materials. Fees cannot be used to pay full-time staff who are employed by the University of Bath.

  • successful applicants will be required to submit a short evaluation report within one month of completion of the training activity. This should include a summary of the training activity; the number of participants; feedback from participants; a final expenditure statement; reflections of the event; and photographs from the event if possible. Failure to do so may result in the funds you have received being repaid to the University upon demand.

  • submitted reports, photographs and video may be used to publicise the fund and its work. You may also be asked to participate in activity promoting the scheme.

  • retrospective applications made after the activity has commenced will not normally be considered.

  • candidates must acknowledge Doctoral College funding in any communications about the event.