Difficult Language Training

The Grand Union DTP offers its award holders additional support to acquire or develop a working ability with a difficult language in order to carry out fieldwork (including UK fieldwork). This may take the form of an extension to the studentship or financial support to access training. 

Funding is available in the doctoral phase of the award, and the level of support will depend on the award length, prior training and the type of language.

Applications will be reviewed at three points throughout the year, and the application deadlines for 2019-20 will be the following:

  • 29 November 2019
  • 28 February 2020
  • 29 May 2020**

**Due to the implications of COVID-19, the DTP will not be strictly adhering to the May 2020 application deadline and will instead be reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis as they are submitted. We request that students still aim to submit their funding application approximately three months prior to the proposed activity but this does not need to be submitted on the set deadline moving forward.**

To apply for funding you must submit an application by the relevant deadline which allows the application to be considered before the start of the training, and approximately three months before any proposed travel (if you have concerns about meeting this timeframe, please contact your local DTP office). Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.


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