Funding and Studentships
Research Culture and Community Fund
The fund can be used to support Doctoral Researcher activities that enhance the research culture and community within and across Schools.
This fund was established in direct response to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2011 results and is intended to support and encourage Doctoral Researcher led events and initiatives across the University which contribute to creating a positive research culture and research community at Loughborough..
The fund can be used to support Doctoral Researcher activities or initiatives that enhance the research culture and community within and/or across Schools, or across the wider University. Events that encourage collaboration across Schools and Research Challenges, and which support the creation of an inclusive academic community at Loughborough, are particularly encouraged.
Initiatives must be led by Doctoral Researchers. Where applications relate to events (either standalone or a series), these must be open to all interested Doctoral Researchers.
Doctoral Researchers are encouraged to put forward their own novel event proposals. Examples of previous events supported through this fund include:
- Journal and writing clubs
- Doctoral Researcher conferences
- Discussion groups and reading groups
- Presentations and seminars
Full details and eligibility information can be found on the Research Culture and Community Fund application form.