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The SUPA Graduate School will fund events which support the training of our graduate students and to enhance the dissemination of research to and from SUPA. Funding is available for Postgraduate Schools, Workshops, and Technical Meetings held in Scotland and organised by members of SUPA. The maximum amount of funding is £2000.
Applications are reviewed by the SUPA Graduate School Committee following a call for applications.
Guidelines for the SUPA Events* Support Programme
The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) Graduate School has instigated an Events Support Programme, to enhance the training of physics graduate students within SUPA and to enhance the dissemination of research to and from SUPA. The scheme will fund appropriate Postgraduate Schools, Workshops, and Technical Meetings held in Scotland and organised by members of SUPA.
- Applications should explicitly state the potential benefits of the event to: 1) SUPA research; and 2) graduate students and researchers in SUPA, specifying the expected attendance of SUPA graduate students, PDRAs and academic staff.
- Applications should explicitly state the expected impact** of the event.
- A case for support, additional to the application form, of up to three A4 pages can also be provided. Please provide details of the event including a programme and a list of confirmed speakers.
- Funding will not normally be granted for costs that should be covered by the travel funding associated with PhD studentships, e.g. for the attendance of students at external conferences or workshops.
- It is expected that events will have attendees from more than one SUPA institution.
- SUPA expects event organisers to ensure a diversity of speakers, and to follow any home institution guidelines for accessible events. You may find our Event Checklist helpful.
- Funds will not normally be granted for events that could reasonably be expected to be covered by departmental seminar budgets.
- Strong commitment from department(s) is required, demonstrated both by financial and in kind support (eg admin support).
- The maximum amount of funding available per application is £2000. However, funding will typically be provided for one large scale (>10K) graduate school summer school per year. This would normally be expected to be organised under the auspices of SUSSP.
- It is expected that events will normally be held in Scotland.
- Funded events are expected to raise the profile of SUPA, and SUPA exposure should include but not be limited to, the addition of a SUPA logo to all advertising publicity, slides, posters, etc.
Any applications that do not fulfil all the above requirements will not be considered.
A one page summary of the event should be submitted within one month of the event, confirming the total number of SUPA attendees broken down into the categories of graduate students, PDRAs and academic staff. This summary should assess the impact of the event** and include a brief breakdown of the financial claim which will be made to SUPA (up to the amount of the total award). Claims will only be reimbursed following receipt of this report.
* workshops, meetings, conference and summer school funding
**Definition of Impact:
Impact is defined as an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life beyond academia. Impact includes but is not limited to, an effect on, change or benefit to:
the activity, attitude, awareness, behaviour, capacity, opportunity, performance, policy, practise, process or understanding
of an audience, beneficiary, community, constituency, organisation or individuals
in any geographic location whether locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.