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Call for Events: Graduate Festival 13th-17th June 2016
The Doctoral College is offering funds for PhD students to propose and host an event during our annual Graduate Festival between of 13th – 17th June. We have up to 15 awards of £400 available to QMUL PhD students. The event can be a seminar, workshop, performance, exhibit, installation, specialist training session or other format on any topic of your choice but should be aimed at a PhD audience. We have space for events available at Mile End, Charterhouse Square and Whitechapel Campuses.
This year’s Graduate Festival will be on the lose theme of ‘connectivity’; we encourage applications that take this theme into account whether that be looking at interdisciplinary connections, public connections with research, networking connections or any other form of connection!
Please be as creative with your proposals as possible. You can decide what to spend the budget on – e.g. invited speakers, refreshments or materials for the event. The successful applications will be chosen by the Graduate Festival steering committee in March.
Value of award: up to £400 (up to 15 awards available).
Eligibility: The organiser(s) of the event must be registered PhD students at QMUL.
Application documentation: On no more than one A4 page, include your name(s), school, email address, title of event, brief description of event and outline of the proposed budget for event.
Outcome of notification: Applicants will be notified via email within two weeks of the deadline.
Conditions of award: Successful applicants will be responsible for organising and hosting the event during the week of the Graduate Festival.
Please submit your one-page proposal to
The deadline is Monday 14th March 5pm.
For more information on last year’s programme and events we funded please see our webpage:
Some tips for applicants:
1) Have a clear idea of the outcomes of your event, let us know this in your application!
2) Have an idea how your event takes into account the festival theme of ‘connectivity’ (this is not compulsory but encouraged!)
3) Have a clear idea of the timing of your event.
(We found that events that lasted less than 4 hours had the best turn out, if you want to do a full day event have you thought about splitting it into two halves?)
We look forward to receiving your applications!
With best wishes
Zi Parker
Doctoral College Manager
Queen Mary University of London
T: 020 7882 6617
Twitter: @QMUL_DC

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