Graduate Research

Additional Funding

Personal Research Allowance

Graduate research students at UCL Laws have an annual research allowance that can be used to cover research-related expenses such as purchasing books, attending conferences or any other materials relevant to their research.

The allowance is currently £750 full-time or £375 part-time per financial year fo 2016/17.

PhD Research and Innovation Fund (PRIF)

UCL Laws also runs a by-application research fund for current PhD students, aimed at providing financial assistance to fund valuable research activities that would otherwise be impossible.

Some examples of research activities supported by the fund include:

  • Training in new research skills not available through the UCL Skills Development programme or the UCL Doctoral School
  • Specialised research equipment or materials
  • Support for access to specialised research facilities
  • Research trips or visiting studentship
  • Attending a conference to present a paper relevant to their thesis
  • Organising workshops, seminars or conferences relevant to the thesis
  • Activities that will spread knowledge, understanding of and engagement with research with external, non-academic audiences

The PRIF Fund is available to all enrolled MPhil and PhD students at UCL Laws, and is run through the Laws PhD Programme Office.