School of Social and Political Science

Funding Opportunities



Funding for Masters fieldwork

The SDO offers financial support for field research contributing to taught Masters or MSc by Research standard dissertations.

Available Funding

For field research in the UK and EU:

  • up to £350

For field research outside the UK and EU:

  • up to £700

Funding will be awarded on the basis of merit. The amount granted will depend on the anticipated cost.

Applications for fieldwork funding will open in early 2022. 

Personal Development Fund

The SDO has a small budget to support activities that contribute to the individual student’s professional development.  This fund is open to UG and MSc students.

Application process

Please complete the SDO Personal Development Fund form and return it to:

Personal Development Fund application form (Word.doc)

Funding to set up your own event

The SDO can provide financial and logistical support if you are looking to set up and run your own event.

If you have an idea that you would like to discuss further, you can book a one-to-one meeting with a member of the SDO team.

We can offer support on the following:

  • logistics - room bookings, ticketing, access to buildings, IT requirements, speaker travel arrangements and accommodation
  • marketing and promotion of events
  • event set up and feedback
  • catering

Book an appointment with the SDO

Application process

Please complete the SDO Student-Led Initiatives Fund form and return it to:

Student-Led Initiatives fund application form (Word doc.)

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