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. Preference will be given to new or recently established networks or groups.

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 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.**

Applications must be submitted prior to the proposed activity. If an opportunity arises outside these deadlines please contact your DTP Office for advice.

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


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