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Doctoral College Enhancement Fund – Travel and Conference Funding

Update for Doctorate and MPhil Applicants to the Doctoral College Enhancement Fund – Travel and Conference Funding. The following revisions are effective for all applications from the 26th of September 2022.

Guidance for Doctorate and MPhil Applicants to the Doctoral College Enhancement Fund (DCEF) - Travel and Conference Funding

The following updated guidance is for Doctorate and MPhil applicants and sets out:  

  • How the Doctoral College Travel and Conference Fund provides support. 
  • What the funding can (and cannot) support 
  • The Application Process 
  • Information for successful applicants on how to arrange your travel, payment of conference fees and book accommodation through your School or Institute in advance of your travel. 

For queries about the Doctoral College Enhancement Funds, processes, and payment methods, please contact the doctoralcollege@ncl.ac.uk  

How the Doctoral College Travel and Conference Funding can support you: 

As a registered as a Doctoral or MPhil student, you are encouraged to apply for funding to undertake a wide range of personal development activities, that might not normally be available in an Academic Unit. This fund provides support so that you can take advantage of a broader range of opportunities, in addition to those provided within your Academic Unit as part of your research programme, such as participation in UK and International events and conferences throughout the year.  

It is recommended that you talk to your Academic Supervisor in the first instance, to ensure that your proposal and the event is in line with your research field, and to ensure the opportunity has the potential to enhance your research and experience.   You should also approach your Academic Unit to ascertain if they have any funding available for the proposed activity before submitting your application.

Further Information:

Additional Guidance can be found here:  

Guidance for Students (here)

Guidance for Academic Units (here) 

Process Information for Professional Support Colleagues (here)

If you have any queries please contact us at doctoralcollege@ncl.ac.uk