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Doctoral College Research Activities Fund: Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions for doctoral students considering applying for the Doctoral College Research Activities Fund

Terms And Conditions

Terms and conditions

The following apply:

  • the fund is open to part-time and full-time students, registered on one of the University‚Äôs doctoral programmes (PhD or Professional Doctorate)
  • applicants must be making good progress with their doctorate
  • priority will be given to 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 activity 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
  • funds can be used to pay for fees for external trainers, reasonable catering costs and materials
  • funds cannot be used to pay full-time staff who are employed by the University of Bath
  • funds cannot be used to remunerate the student for their time in organising the event
  • Successful applicants will normally be informed within two weeks after the submission deadline (if applicants do not hear within two weeks, please contact
  • training activities need to be completed within 4 months of receiving the funding
  • successful applicants will be required to submit a short evaluation report within one month of completion of the activity (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


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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