Doctoral College

Doctoral College Initiative Fund

The Doctoral College Initiative Fund (DCIF) is designed to support and promote creative and imaginative activities organised by postgraduate research students which will enhance their research experience, intellectual and/or professional development. The Doctoral College anticipates supporting a wide range of activities or events ranging from, but not limited to, seminars, conferences, debates and specialist training activities. Please download the DCIF Fund Form and Guidelines below. Please note there is also a DCIF Award Holders Report Form to complete after the event.

How to apply

Please refer to note number 22 in the DCIF guidelines for applicants which states that monies will not be reimbursed until the Award Holder’s Report Form has been received by qmpgrf@qmul.ac.uk

Deadlines for the DCIF

Applications are collated by schools/institutes, for sign-off by the school/institute Director of Research, before submission to the Panel.

The deadline for receipt of applications centrally is normally 1 October, 1 February and 1 June.

Internal school/institute deadlines will generally be one week before the central deadline. Your school/institute coordinator’s contact details are listed below:

SchoolPostgraduate Research team contact
Barts Cancer Institute Mariann Jakab
Biological and Chemical Sciences Frances Healy
Blizard Institute Science Susanne Bell
Business and Management Saima Ahmed
Centre for Commercial Law Studies / School of Law Julie Bacon
Economics and Finance Chandani Amin
English and Drama Hari Marini
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Melissa Yeo
Engineering and Materials Science SEMS Research Support
Geography Shazia Sadiq
History Claire Trenery
Institute of Dentistry Dentistry PGR Support
Institute of Health Sciences Education Shahrar Ali
Institute of Population Health Sciences Ryan Grainger
Languages, Linguistics and Film SLLF Finance
Mathematical Science Katie Hale
Physics and Astronomy Rob Miles 
Politics and International Relations Eadaoin Scully
William Harvey Research Institute Bijal Tailor
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Patrick Mullan

QMUL Expense Claim Form for successful applicants (to be submitted to department/school/institute together with receipts/evidence of payment in order to claim the award)

For further information on claiming expenses please see our Expenses and How to Claim section.