About the placement support grants
Thanks to the generous philanthropic support given by Santander Universities, a fund of up to at least £15,000 per annum exists to provide grants for doctoral students when taking up short-term work placements or internships. The intention of this funding stream is to provide experiences that will help recipients gain new vocational skills that will be beneficial to their studies and/or future career – applications will be assessed on this basis.
Remaining application deadlines for 2018-19 are as follows:
- Thursday 31 January 2019
- Friday 29 March 2019
- Friday 31 May 2019
- Wednesday 31 July 2019
All students currently registered for a doctoral research degree at the University of Brighton are eligible to apply.
The scheme will offer grants to help with the costs incurred while undertaking a placement arranged by the student or student’s supervisors. The placements must not involve more than fifteen total working days (though those days may be spread over a period of longer than three weeks) and must be approved by the applicant’s supervisors and Head of School. These placements should be seen as an integral part of researcher development and thus should be undertaken without the need to suspend, or increase the length of, registration.
Placements may be arranged with any employer (non-academic or academic, public, private or voluntary sector) and must be based either in the UK or in one of the following Santander countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and USA.
The grants will be awarded based on the location of the placement:
|Within Brighton & Hove, and East and West Sussex
|UK (excluding Brighton & Hove and East and West Sussex)
The application and selection
Applications should be submitted by the deadlines specified on the ‘about the grants’ tab. Applications will be assessed by the Doctoral College Management Group and the group will be looking for applicants to communicate effectively how the placement opportunity will enhance their vocational skills and therefore their studies and/or future career. Applicants are responsible for seeking signatures from the supervisory team and their Head of School, though Email approval in lieu of signature is acceptable.
Applicants should complete this form and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note – this is a competitive process and submitting an application does not mean an award is guaranteed. Each application will be judged according to how effectively the proposal has been presented.
Each successful applicant will be required to provide a short report reflecting on their experience and should be prepared to attend the university’s annual Celebration Event as well as engaging with Santander Universities.
Terms and conditions
The award is in the form of an honorarium to the successful applicant.
Applicants for the awards must be current doctoral research students from University of Brighton or Brighton & Sussex Medical School who are enrolled and who have successfully completed at least one year of study.
Successful candidates are required to take up the award in the year specified. There will be no opportunity to defer the award to a different academic year.
Students may apply on more than occasion but the panel may take previous successful applications into account when taking their decision.
The award may be used to cover any costs associated with the placement or internship.
Appropriate travel insurance and risk assessment forms must be completed and signed off prior to commencement.
These awards are subject to availability of funds and details given here are subject to change at any time.
The selection panel will consist of the Director of the Doctoral College, the Doctoral College Manager and a representative from Santander Universities, or their nominees.
The decision of the panel is final and please note that accompanying application documentation cannot be returned.