Overseas Fieldwork Expenses Scheme 2016/17

There are limited funds available for Overseas Fieldwork Visits.  The funds are only available to ESRC funded Doctoral Researchers who are studying full-time and undertaking the doctoral element of their award.  There is a notional award of £450 per student for Overseas Fieldwork.  Not all Doctoral Researchers will undertake overseas fieldwork therefore these funds will be used flexibly by the White Rose DTC (WRDTC).  The actual allocation of funds for fieldwork is at the WRDTC’s discretion and the Academic Quality Committee (AQC) will oversee the process.

Basic principles

  • IMG_0034Doctoral Reseachers will not necessarily receive the full amount they apply for
  • The fund does not cover fieldwork carried out in the UK
  • The proposed overseas fieldwork must have been outlined in the original proposal, or at the end of the first year of a 1+3 award, and must be an integral part of the PhD
  • Normally only one fieldwork visit can be made to one country during the lifetime of the studentship
  • Doctoral Researchers need to apply for the visit in advance and no retrospective applications will be considered
  • If the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against visiting the country concerned, funding will not be authorised

How to apply

You must submit an application to your Scholarships Officer at your home university who will check the form before forwarding it to the WRDTC.

Received applications are checked by the relevant Scholarships Officer to ensure they are eligible for funding, logged and then passed to the WRDTC Office to be considered by the AQC.

The WRDTC will notify the Scholarships Officer when a decision has been made which will be passed on to the applicant.

WRDTC ESRC Funding Scheme 2015/16 Timescales

Call Application Due Panel
9 December 2016 25 January 2017 16 February 2017
17 March 2017 3 May 2017 18 May 2017
19 May 2017 30 June 2017 6 July 2017

You must read the guidance notes before completing the form.

If you are awarded funding from any of the ESRC schemes we encourage you to share your experience with the WRDTC community via the PGR Forum.  Also as a recipient of funding any correspondence or event materials should be appropriately branded, see our Visual Identity webpage for details.

If you have any questions please email enquiries@wrdtc.ac.uk