Research without Borders festival

Showcase your work as part of the University of Bristol's annual festival of postgraduate research

Apply for Research without Borders 2020

Organised by the Bristol Doctoral College, in partnership with the University Research Institutes, Research without Borders is the University’s annual festival of postgraduate research — a celebration of the pioneering work being done by postgraduate researchers (PGRs) across all faculties and schools.

This year's festival will take place in May, and will once again include lively discussion events and a stimulating showcase exhibition at Colston Hall. And, if you're a current PGR at the University of Bristol, this is your chance to get involved!

Why should PGRs apply for Research without Borders?

Research without Borders is an opportunity for you to:

  • showcase your research to new audiences, including members of the public, sixth-form students and academics
  • receive free public engagement training
  • get funding to create an interactive exhibit
  • make connections with researchers from a wide range of disciplines
  • get fresh perspectives on your work
  • win prizes.

Are you interested in taking part? Find out more about what the festival will involve on our Frequently asked questions page — and submit your application using the button above.

The closing date for submitting your application is 9am on Thursday 6 February. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 21 February.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about the festival and how you can take part? Visit our FAQ page.

Three Minute Thesis

Find out more about the final of the University’s Three Minute Thesis competition, which is held as part of our annual Research without Borders showcase exhibition.

Tours for schools

Are you a teacher of sixth-form students who's interested in bringing a group to May's showcase event? To register your interest, complete our tours for schools form.

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