The purpose of the Postgraduate Social Grant Fund is to help groups of postgraduates to organise student led events, projects and activities. The funding must be used towards an activity or event that aims to better the postgraduate student experience. Can go towards the costs of travel, speakers, equipment, food and drink for socials.
Generally, you can apply for anything that will help the event/activity to run effectively. This could include equipment, publicity materials, speaker expenses, affiliation fees, etc. The maximum you can apply for per grant request is £300.
The total budget for the year is £5,500, which we divide up per semester (£2,250 for first and second semester each, £1,000 for the summer period). Funds are restrictive, so please don't be disappointed if your application is rejected. We only consider applications of high quality and detail, applications that do not meet this standard will be returned for further development. An example of best practice can be found here.
As we want to help as many students as possible put on social activities, we ask that you be reasonable with your application. We have come up with some useful guidelines for what is seen as ‘reasonable’ cost, and general tips on processing through the application:
The fund is new and supported by the UEA Annual fund that is money from alumni of the university. You can download the form HERE. An example application for guidance of best practice can be found HERE. We have also produced a guidance document for you.
If you would like further information, please email your Postgraduate Education Officer – email@example.com
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