School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Funding to support postgraduate researchers

Doctoral Overseas Conference Grant

The Doctoral Overseas Conference (DOC) travel grant supports overseas conference attendance for doctoral students at Sussex.

Applications are invited from currently registered University of Sussex doctoral researchers who do not have a Research Training Support Grant available to them, for a maximum of £1,000 per doctoral researcher over the duration of their registration. To be eligible for a Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference grant, applicants must have been accepted to present their research at an overseas conference.

The DOC grants are administered by the Doctoral School on behalf of the University, the Doctoral School may use its discretion to award less than the maximum amount.

Calls and deadlines are at approximately 4 month intervals.

MPS Travel Grant Scheme

This scheme has now closed.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has a Research Student Conference Fund.

 For PhD students to attend international conferences
 Maximum funding available £300
 Workshops, summer placements and courses will be considered but priority will be given to support conferences.

Sussex subscribes to Research Professional (you can create account via a campus computer).

A search using "bursary” or "postgraduate" seems to yield a number of small grants for doctoral students

The Doctoral School also subscribes to The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding This contains an extensive list of grant-giving charities and trusts, many of which have very specific eligibility requirements, but some could be useful. 

Turn2us is a database open to the general public but is another possible source of small grants.