Happy new year!
In our first post of 2018, we wanted to share a quick overview of what’s coming up in Spring/Summer 2018…We’re particularly excited to be planning our first festival of doctoral research, scroll down to find out more
Workshops and Events
Researcher Development Programme
Many of our Spring Researcher Development Programme workshops are now available to book via our events webpage, though we’ll be adding to the list over the coming weeks. This term sees some new additions to the programme, including:
- 10 Steps to a PhD – STEM subjects (16th February, 09.15 – 16.30)
- Kickstart your PhD weekend – for Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences (Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th February, 09.30 – 17.00)
- Overcoming Perfectionism and Imposter Phenomenon (7th March, 14.00 – 17.00)
- Using social media to support research (16th March, 10.00 – 13.00)
Find out more, view all of our workshops and events, and book your place at www.sussex.ac.uk/internal/doctoralschool/researcherdev/events
Coffee and Cake – Thursday 15th February (10.00 – 12.00)
Join us at our Doctoral School coffee morning to find out more about how we support doctoral researchers. We’ll provide tea, coffee and cake, and give you the chance to chat with our colleagues and other doctoral researchers. Those in attendance include:
If you are interested in attending, please book a place to give us an idea of numbers, but feel free to drop in anytime between 10 – 12.
Doctoral Dinner – Curry Night – Thursday 22nd February (18.30-21.00)
Come along to Room 76 to join other doctoral researchers from across campus and enjoy some delicious (free) curry and a chat with some other interesting researchers!
- Chicken madras served with basmati rice
- Potato and green pea masala (v/ve) served with basmati rice
- Chutneys, sauces and pickle selection
v – vegetarian; ve – vegan
We hope the menu we have created provides something for everyone, but if you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know when you book your place.
Book a place and nearer the time we’ll be in touch with details of how to collect your ticket.
Festival of Doctoral Research- date for your diary
We are delighted to announce that in June 2018, we will be holding our very first Festival of Doctoral Research, a week-long celebration of doctoral research at Sussex.
The festival will run from 25th – 29th June, and will include a range of events, competitions, social opportunities, and many ways for you to get involved.
We’ll be releasing further details on our website in due course, but in the meantime follow us on Twitter @SussexDocSchool #SussexDocFest for updates & put the dates in your diary!
Funding for your professional development
The Doctoral School administers a number of funding schemes designed to support your professional development as a researcher. We’re currently accepting applications to the following funds:
Researcher-Led Initiative Fund – Apply by Wednesday 28th February
Our Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) fund supports peer-led professional development activities that benefit a broad range of researchers (across disciplines and career stages). Find out more…
Public Engagement Fund – Apply by Wednesday 28th February
The Public Engagement Fund is designed to build on the success of recent doctoral and early career researchers in securing public engagement funding and to encourage more researchers to work in this way. Find out more…
Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grants – Applications accepted year-round
Sussex Fund Doctoral Overseas Conference Grants support conference attendance overseas for doctoral researchers at Sussex. Funding is limited to £1,000 for any one student across the duration of your registration, and the University expects that you will be an active participant in the conference with a paper or presentation. Find out more…
Kindness UK Doctoral Conference Awards – Apply by Saturday 31st March
Kindness UK is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering kindness throughout society, and is working with the University of Sussex to promote research from any academic discipline that illuminates kindness and its effects on people and communities. Funding up to a maximum of £1,000 per successful applicant is available to cover the costs of attending a conference where you will be presenting the research. Find out more…
See our Funding webpage for more opportunities.