Overseas Fieldwork Expenses

**21/10/2020 - We are in the process of updating our Funding Scheme pages with the 2020-21 guidance and application forms and have removed these materials from the website for the timebeing. If you have an urgent application request, please contact granduniondtp@socsci.ox.ac.uk.**

The ESRC provides the Grand Union DTP with additional funding to support the costs of conducting overseas fieldwork during the PhD.

The fieldwork must be essential to the completion of the doctoral project and should therefore have been mentioned in the initial research proposal. Full-time students undertaking the doctoral element of their award are eligible to apply for financial support via the Overseas Fieldwork Expenses Scheme (OFE). Fieldwork should not be undertaken in the last three months of the award.

Overseas fieldwork visits will normally last less than 12 months. However, if a strong case for a visit longer than twelve months can be demonstrated, fieldwork of up to a maximum of 18 months may be considered. Financial contributions towards the costs of flights, accommodation, visas, etc is available through the scheme.

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.**

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