The practical implications of conducting the proposed collaborative doctoral project should be considered in advance. A studentship award through the DTP includes payment of university fees and a tax-free maintenance grant at the UK Research and Innovation minimum rate (£17,668 per annum for 2022/23).
CDA students receive an additional stipend of £550 per annum, as a contribution towards costs incurred by working at and/or with their partner organisation. Depending on the location of the CDA partner premises and the plan for collaborative working, some CDA students seek to relocate themselves to live near the partner for the second year of the doctorate, so as to reduce the cost of commuting.
Students are also eligible to apply to the DTP for Additional Funding for research-expenses (e.g. for a study visit and conference participation or skills development, e.g. language training. These funds cannot be used to cover the cost of working with a CDA partner.
Costs arising from the proposed project that cannot be covered by the basic studentship and CDA stipend should be outlined in the application form. You should also use this section of the form to detail any direct or in-kind contribution offered by the partner organisation, e.g. hours of staff time delivering specialised training or direct costs for additional impact activities.
A financial contribution towards the direct costs of the studentship is required for any CDA where the partner is based outside of the UK. UK-based partner organisations are not required to provide financial resources to support the proposed doctoral project but are encouraged to consider whether they could provide any additional funding to ensure its viability.
The DTP may be able to contribute further funding where this is required for the success of the doctoral project, e.g. to support collaborative activity and/or additional travel costs. This will not normally exceed £1500. Funds requested should be directly relevant to completion of the doctoral project and should not involve a transfer of funds to the partner organisation for activities it would routinely undertake. Funds cannot be used to pay for the time of the partner supervisor.
Use this section of the form to request additional support from the DTP and to detail funding secured from the partner organisation and/or other sources.