SAME Fieldwork Skills Award
The School offers small grants to contribute to the costs of certain skills training for SAME-registered research students preparing to do major fieldwork (i.e. PRS/DPhil students and Year 2 MPhil students, but not undergraduates, MSc students or Year 1 MPhil students). Examples of eligible training include language-training at the University Language Centre (at 12 Woodstock Road) or (with good reason) elsewhere, and specialised training in the use of specific equipment or methods.
Fieldwork skills awards are subject to the following conditions:
· The training is essential for the degree and research they are pursuing.
· The costs involved are reasonable, up to a maximum of £750 per application.
· Only one application per student is permitted across the duration of their programme, unless there are exceptional reasons justifying a further application in a subsequent year.
Application should be by letter, endorsed by the student’s supervisor and setting out the costs involved, to the Director of Graduate Studies, who will verify academic need. The financial case will then be assessed by the Head of Administration before final approval is given or withheld.
Please apply here.
The scheme is subject to a budget maximum in any given year. It is concessionary, not statutory, and therefore may be withdrawn at any time at the School’s sole discretion. Students have no automatic entitlement to these funds and have to apply for them in each case in the manner outlined above.