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Santander invests in postgraduate research

Postgraduate research students can now apply for awards of up to £2,000, thanks to generous funding from Santander Universities.

The awards will help students to develop international research links through conference attendance, institutional visits, or undertaking research as part of an international collaboration.

Applications will be reviewed quarterly by a panel comprised of the Associate Deans for Graduate Studies from across the University.

Sue Wonnacott, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science said:

“The Santander Postgraduate Mobility Awards will provide a vital stepping stone to increasing the involvement of postgraduate students in international conferences, research projects and collaborations.”

Santander Universities will provide £60,000 over three years to support these awards. This is part of a new three-year partnership that represents almost £500,000 in support for areas including sports, arts and international student scholarships, postgraduate international research exchange, Team Bath Racing, and internships with local SMEs.

Lucy Crisp, Acting Head of Corporate Partnerships said: “Santander Universities is a long-standing philanthropic partner of the University, and we are delighted that they are helping to facilitate the development of our postgraduate research community through these awards.

“We are very grateful that talented research students will be able to make the most of opportunities for global collaboration.”

Applying for an award

To apply for an award, please complete the online application form. You will need to provide details of the activity you intend to undertake, costings and a statement of support from your supervisor.

The awards are open to all postgraduate research students, with priority given to those who can demonstrate that they have tried to find matched funding from other sources.

You can submit an application at any point throughout the year for consideration at the next panel meeting. The deadline for applicants wishing to be considered at the next panel meeting is Monday 26 June 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome shortly afterwards.

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