Funding for current research postgraduates
The Graduate School has a number of funding opportunities of its own which are open to current postgraduate students or research staff at the University to support development opportunities including conference attendance, travel to centres of excellence and the development of innovative new training provision.
None of the Graduate School travel prizes/awards are given retrospectively. The conference/travel date must be after the deadline of your chosen travel prize.
All travel prize/award applications must be submitted by hard copy or in MS Word or PDF format to the nominated email address for the relevant prize. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the correct format is used.
U21 Collaborative Awards
The Universitas 21 Prize Scholarship (U21) award can be used to help fund a month of collaborative work at a partner Universitas21 university.
Funding for researchers to develop their own innovative projects to enhance their own and other researchers' professional development.
Find out how you can make a researcher-led bid.
Other funding sources
Disabled Students Allowance
If you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulties you can apply for a DSA to give you extra financial support you need. Contact the Disability Adviser for postgraduate students for more information.
Alternative Funding Guide
This guide details how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding which make awards to current and prospective graduate students.
It was written by two postgraduate students who between them have won over £45,000 from 55 different charity awards. It contains model personal and financial statements, and over 300 links to voluntary sector funding sources.
To download a copy of this guide, please visit http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool/form
Other sources of funding information
The Alternative guide to postgraduate funding 2012-13 is a unique guide to winning grants from charitable organisations which make awards to current and prospective postgraduates, regardless of course or nationality.
Our online Postgraduate Prospectus allows you to search for the postgraduate course you are interested in and find out about any funding available to support your studies.
TargetCourses is an online resource used by Universities to advertise their Scholarships and funding schemes.
Prospects - a searchable database plus information on scholarships, bursaries, research councils and a useful video that covers the main funding schemes and explains how students can undertake postgraduate study.
Turn-2-us - Information about benevolent funds, grants and charitable trusts.
Association of Charitable Foundations - information about grant making trusts and charitable organisations.