Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)

The Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) is available to all ESRC-funded Grand Union DTP studentship holders, and is a flexible fund to which students can apply for support for a range of expenses related to their research. 

The types of expenses which may be supported through the scheme include:

  • UK fieldwork expenses
  • conferences and summer schools
  • language training courses usually undertaken in the UK prior to an overseas fieldwork trip
  • reimbursement of interpreters, guides, assistants
  • survey costs eg printing, stationery, telephone calls
  • purchase of small items of equipment eg cameras, tape recorders, films, cassettes
  • gifts for local informants
  • books and other reading material not available through libraries

To apply for funding you must submit an application at least 4 weeks in advance of any costs being incurred. Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.

RTSG Guidance 2018-19

GUDTP Additional Funding Application Form

For Oxford students submitting applications for costs prior to January 2019, details for the 2017-18 guidance is available below. 

Oxford Reimbursement Process 2017-18

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