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Research programmes

PGR Funding opportunities

The College offers funding opportunities for research degrees for UK, EU and international students. The Centre for Doctoral Studies Funding pages provide information on current funding opportunities at King's and general advice on other sources of funding that may help finance your postgraduate study. 

You should also discuss potential departmental funding opportunities with your supervisor or your Research & Business Support Manager. This can include support for:

  • Presentation of a paper at a conference
  • Archival research visits
  • Attendance at relevant courses
  • Hardship cases

Small Grants for Research Students

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities runs a competition for small grants for research students three times per academic year. 

All applicants should read the document Small Grants for Research Student Guidelines (pdf) before submitting an application. The Frequently Asked Questions may also be of use.

The deadlines for submission of completed applications for the 2019/20 round will be 

Friday, 1 November 2019

Friday, 6 March 2020

Friday, 26 June 2020

There are two types of Small Grants for all Arts & Humanities students:

1.  Group Events Grant

Normally up to £3,000

The Events Grant is available to students who wish to run a collaborative event in conjunction with at least one other student. This may be the organisation of a conference, a series of workshops or seminars or any other event that can demonstrably be of interest and value to the Faculty's research community. 

Please note that funding will not be offered for standing events, or those associated with established networks, as the purpose of the grants is to encourage new and innovative initiatives.

Students applying for this type of grant must complete the Group Event Grant Application Form and pass it to their supervisor for submission to the Education Team by the designated deadline.

2.  Individual Research Grant

Normally up to £1,000; or £750 for overseas conference attendance, or £300 for UK conference attendance

Students may submit applications for grants for fieldwork, visits to libraries, collections or sites, conference attendance, and other special activities or the acquisition of special resources clearly related to an individual’s research project or training.

Students applying for this type of grant must complete the Individual Grant Application Form and pass it to their supervisor for submission to the Business Support Team by the designated deadline.

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