PGR Development Fund

The PGR Development Fund supports the organisation of skills focused events, workshops or initiatives that benefit PGRs.

Applications for the Autumn 2022/23 round of the PGR Development Fund are now closed. A new round will open in Spring 2023.

When applications are open, PGR students can apply for up to £500 to fund activities which deliver transferable skills, training, or resources to other Bristol PGRs.

To find out more, please visit our PGR Development Fund Sharepoint page

Projects supported by the 2021-22 fund

Thank you to everyone who applied for funding from the 2021-22 fund. Amongst the successful applications were the following projects:

  • Constructing your Argument workshop

A two-day workshop open to all PGR students. The fund paid for an acknowledged expert, Rowena Murray, to deliver writing tips for PGRs at any stage of the research degree journey.

Funding: £500
 
  •  Zine-making workshop
A half-day workshop open to all PGR students. Attendees were given a relaxed and friendly space to come together and produce a creative output from their research.
 
Funding: £500

Projects supported by the 2020-21 fund

Thank you to everyone who applied for funding from the 2020-21 fund. Amongst the successful applications were the following projects:

  • Training from home for soft robotics students

The creation of 50 hands-on kits that students could use to learn about the principles of silicone mould casting from home during the pandemic.

Funding: £500

  • The Learning Forum

Open to all staff and students at the University of Bristol, this group meet regularly to listen to guest speakers and facilitate constructive dialogue and self-education about privilege, prejudice, and power. You can find out more about The Learning Forum at this link.

Funding: £300

  • Sketchnoting for PGRs

half-day Sketchnoting workshop open to all PGRs. Sketchnoting is a notetaking technique that combines verbal elements with illustration, drawing etc. The workshop was organised with the aim to provide PGRs with an innovative tool that has the potential to add creativity and flair to research.

Funding: £500

Watch a case study experience

With PGR Development Fund support, I held an online workshop on longitudinal data analysis that will benefit PGRs for a long time to come.

Samir Sweida-Metwally (PhD in Advanced Quantitative Methods), organiser of ‘Longitudinal Data Analysis' workshop, 2020

Watch a case study experience

Contact us

If you have any further questions about the PGR Development Fund, please contact Maxine or Sarah at doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk.

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