|Outside London||£15,009 pa||£15,285 pa|
|Within London||£17,009 pa||£17,285 pa|
|Industrial CASE* outside London||£16,009 pa||£16,285 pa|
|Industrial CASE* within London||£18,009 pa||£18,285 pa|
*Industrial CASE & Industrial CASE-Plus also receive an additional £615 pa
|Maximum Tuition fees||£4,260 pa||£4,407 pa|
|Research Training Support Grant||£1,000 pa||£1,000 pa|
|Conference fees & UK fieldwork||£230 pa||£230 pa|
Arrangements for payments to students who hold studentships under doctoral training grants will be agreed between the student and the Research Organisation.
Payments made to the Research Organisation on behalf of all students on Training Grants cover the following:
The non-academic partner is required to make a financial contribution to both the student and the project. It must include:
For Industrial CASE-Plus the non-academic partner will pay 50% of the student's salary in the additional year; STFC will contribute the remaining 50%, up to a maximum of £14,250.
In the event of a non-academic partner withdrawing from the Industrial CASE arrangement, STFC will continue to pay the Industrial CASE addition of £615 pa to the student.
Disabled students who because of disability incur additional expenditure in connection with undertaking a PhD training programme, may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Disabled students who have been recruited to fill STFC funded PhDs should contact the disability adviser or named contact on disability matters at their Research Organisation for guidance and advice. Additional support may include funds for specialist equipment, non-medical assistance and general disabled students' allowances. Full guidance and claim forms can be found on the DSA web page. Research Councils do not have set rates for DSA. However, Research Organisations' Disability Support Advisers and others may find it useful to refer to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) guidance on DSA as an indicator of the likely levels of funds a disabled student may require. The level of funds awarded will reflect the support the student needs to undertake a PhD training programme.
Last updated: 17 February 2020