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Research Funding Schemes

We are committed to developing the postgraduate community in the School. This is reflected in the generous research support available to our postgraduate students.


In addition to free printing and computing facilities the School provides a series of competitive support funds every semester.

All postgraduate research students are notified by email and are invited to apply for this funding three times a year. The applications are considered by a committee chaired by the PG Director and funding is awarded accordingly.

Writing-Up Fund

Up to £2,000 per student is available to assist postgraduates in the final stages of their PhD in circumstances of financial hardship.


Postgraduate Research Support Fund


Supports costs incurred in:


(1) conducting research in archives and libraries, (2) giving papers at conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops not hosted at Newcastle University, (3) obtaining permissions for publications and digitisation of research-related materials, (4) participant payments (with a limit of £25 per person per 12 months), or (5) in an aspect of research or writing up resulting from a condition identified in a Student Support Plan

Students can claim up to £300 per year for conference attendance or fieldwork expenses in the UK; and up to £1000 for international.


Research Training Support Fund

Students can claim up to £300 to support costs incurred in participating in research training events. 


Masters Dissertation Support Fund

This fund aims to support research undertaken for the dissertation component of our SELLL Masters degrees (MA and MLitt) up to £300.