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Postgraduate Committee Fund

This year your postgraduate committee have a smaller budget to work with and due to this have consolidated the funding opportunities for postgraduates into one application. They’ve decided to open a funding avenue which takes into consideration the impacts of the ongoing pandemic, along with what the previous conference fund and social grant were used for. If you have incurred unexpected costs or can no longer afford to purchase equipment or resources for your studies, please read the below carefully and send your completed application (available to download below) to su.voice@uea.ac.uk .

Before you apply:

To ensure we can distribute the limited funds as equitably as possible please consider using the following avenues of university funding and only apply to our fund should you have exhausted all other opportunities including your Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) or bench money. Students can only have one successful application in this academic year.

Applicants are expected to first explore the below financial options before applying to the Postgraduate Committee Fund. 

UEA have made their hardship fund more accessible due to the pandemic, you can find more information here. This fund is accessible through student support who you can contact through the student finance team. The website say it’s dedicated for UG students, however, any student can apply. 

If you paid for a certificate to prove you’re covid-19 negative before returning to your home country UEA will not refund you, however UEA has said they'll reimburse the cost for incoming students in January. 

We have our own independent advice(su) service who can provide free and impartial financial advice to students struggling and encourage those who are to do so as soon as possible.  

Please make sure you have read our Terms of Reimbursement before applying. 


The Postgraduate Fund

To ensure there are no delays with applications of payments please send your application and subsequent evidence as soon as you reasonably can. If your application goes to our committee you will be informed of the decision within 10 working days.

We can only make payments in the form of reimbursement upon receiving full evidence for itemised costs. We understand many PGRs have lost income normally gained from employment such as Associate Tutor work; however, we can't make direct payments based on your loss of income i.e. this fund cannot replace what you were expecting to earn. We can, however, give you money to expenditure that would normally have been covered by your AT work, which can include rent, bills, etc, if the hardship fund cannot cover this as it can be evidenced.

Access the application form here and send the completed form along with all evidence to su.voice@uea.ac.uk . Please save the file as your name and only submit the form in Microsoft Word format.

To ensure fairness when voting on applications you will have the option to anonymise your details before circulating with your postgraduate committee. Only postgrad(su) staff and the su finance team will have access to the details you submit in the application.