The Grand Union DTP runs an Overseas Fieldwork Expenses (OFE) scheme, which provides a contribution towards the costs of overseas fieldwork undertaken by ESRC-funded , full-time studentship holders.
What is covered
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.
Overseas fieldwork must be an integral part of your PhD/DPhil and take place during the funded period of an award. The purpose of the visit should be to carry out primary research, such as archival research or fieldwork that is essential to the successful completion of a student's thesis. Studentships will not be extended to reflect periods of time spent in the field. Fieldwork should not be undertaken in the last three months of the award.
Further information on the provision of overseas fieldwork expenses for ESRC-funded students, including additional rules/regulations, can be found in the guidance documentation and ESRC postgraduate funding guide.