Incubator Fund

Do you have an idea for an interdisciplinary seminar, event or network you'd like to host? Would you like to invite a speaker or bring together research students from other departments? This fund offers the opportunity to make the most of the Grand Union DTP's resources and lead an innovative project. 

Grand Union DTP ESRC studentship holders are eligible to apply to the Incubator Fund for up to £1000 to support interdisciplinary events and networks. Bids will normally bring together students or researchers from more than one department or research area, and involve at least one ESRC-funded doctoral student. Students and participants from outside of the Grand Union DTP can also be involved. The scheme is intended to support new or recently established networks or groups.

The DTP would normally have set deadlines throughout the year by which you would need to apply which are published on the DTP website. However the process has been amended for the 2021-22 academic year due to the uncertainties related to the pandemic.

For 2021-22, applications will be dealt with on an ad-hoc basis as opportunities arise. We recommend you apply to the DTP Office for your home institution approximately 3 months before the proposed activity to ensure time for consideration and to give yourself plenty of planning time (if you have concerns about meeting this timeframe, please contact your local DTP office). Applications received within 3 months of the intended activity will be reviewed in exceptional circumstances and for applications we receive within 1 month we may not be able review or provide support for the activity. 

Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.


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