There are a number of sources of
additional funding for Techne students. (Unfortunately these are not open to Techne Associates, though Associates are of course welcome to
participate in the activities).
The information below will help
you to understand what might be eligible and how to apply, but if you have any
questions please contact Techne administration. Please note that
students may only claim travel from their home address as recorded at their
institution or from another starting point where the travel costs are lower
than those from the home address.
Student-Led Events Funding (applies to all cohorts)
funding to support Student-led Events. These must
involve at least five students from more than one Techne institution. Techne can offer administrative and financial support of up to £1000 for student-led
events or initiatives which may include: symposia, performances, workshops,
poster days, exhibitions, public engagement events or awaydays.
There are two deadlines for applications
through the year to coincide with meetings of the Techne Training Group who will assess the applications. These
deadlines are in November and May. The next deadline is 23rd November 2020, with another one following in May 2021.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
with ‘Student-Led Event Funding Application’ in the subject field. All
applications will be acknowledged, and considered at the next meeting of the
Travel to Techne Events (applies to all cohorts)
Travel costs for attending Techne events (such as, but not limited to, the Techne bi-annual Student Congresses, Welcome Event, Confluxes, and Techne funded one day training events) can be reclaimed from your home
institution using its usual procedure for expense claims. Please reference the name of the event on your expense claim. If you are unsure if the event is a Techne funded event please get in touch with us to check. Note: travel for students who's home address is overseas, are limited to £75 unless there are exceptional circumstances or the student is on a placement abroad.
accommodation has been provided but no evening meal, you can claim
reimbursement for those subsistence costs (in line with your institutions
policy and normally limited to £20). Note that travel costs for students travelling to their home
institution are not eligible, apart from travel to Congresses. Students may only claim travel from
their home address as recorded at their institution or from another starting
point where the travel costs are lower than those from the home address.
For other types of available funding, new Techne students starting their PhD in October 2019 will have a
different set of funding opportunities from earlier cohorts because of changes
to the AHRC funding arrangements. Please ensure you select the correct