Overseas Fieldwork / Difficult Language Training Application
This form should be completed in full via Survey Monkey Apply at least four months before your proposed language training or fieldwork date.
Overseas fieldwork and Difficult Language Training are two different activities, and can be undertaken separately. However they may overlap, if for example you are going to undertake language lessons in the field.
Overseas Fieldwork Funding
Overseas fieldwork must be an integral part of the PhD and take place during the life of the award. Studentships will not be extended to reflect periods in the field.
1. The ESRC makes a limited amount of funding available to Doctoral Training Partnerships to support the overseas fieldwork costs of full-time studentship holders. This is intended as a contribution towards fieldwork costs and is not intended to cover the full amount.
2. The DTP has limited funds available for fieldwork and will prioritise applications from students who indicated that they would be undertaking overseas fieldwork on their original studentship application.
3. Only one application for overseas fieldwork funding may be made during the lifetime of your award.
4. Claims may not be made during the masters element of your award.
Difficult Language Training Extension
The difficult language training extension does not attract extra funds. You may use your RTSG allowance or fieldwork funds, to pay for your language course/lessons.
1. ESRC studentship holders are eligible to apply for an extension of their doctoral award to support additional training in a difficult language. This includes both training in the field and in the UK.
2. Please refer to the DLT Guidance Notes for the potential extensions available for different language groups.
3. Claims may not be made during the Masters element of your award.
4. Doctoral students who have followed a pre-described Master’s course are expected to have already made some degree of language progress and may therefore apply for a maximum of six months’ extension.
- Your supervisor must agree to your Overseas Fieldwork and/or Difficult Language Training request, regardless of whether this information was included in your original studentship application.
- The Registry at your DTP institution will also need to approve Overseas Fieldwork and/or Difficult Language Training request: therefore, you should inform them about your intention to apply for the funding stream.
- You are strongly advised not to make any training or travel plans before being advised of the outcome of your application.
- Please note that retrospective applications will not be accepted.
- You will be informed of the outcome of your application within 28 days of submission.
- It is essential you consider a fieldwork risk assessment.