We provide support and guidance for our research community.
The University is home to a varied, vibrant and rapidly growing research community.
The Research Office provides central research support to that community, from our Postgraduate Researchers to our senior academics. We enable the delivery of impactful research.
The office supports all academic staff in the University to operationalise research strategy and school research plans. We also run a University Research Committee, Research Ethics Committee and all associated committees and groups for the REF 2021 submission.
Research grant application support
We offer intensive support to individuals and teams developing strategic research grant applications. We assist with:
- Setting deadlines
- Liaising with internal departments and external partners (if applicable)
- Offering associated financial assistance.
We aim to maximise the applicant’s chances of success and ensure we only submit the highest quality bids. Post-award support is also provided from contracting to expenditure monitoring.
Staff training and development
Postgraduate researcher (PGR) Research Support Fund
As a doctoral PGR you can apply for funding of up to £500 (full time) or £250 (part time) for the current financial year from the PGR Research Support Fund for the following criteria:
- Research conference
- Fieldwork, specialist equipment and technical training
- Research participation
- Exceptional requests.
All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Research Office.
You can apply here: PGR Research Support Fund application form
Prior to applying please familiarise yourself with the following document:
Any purchases made without approval cannot be reimbursed.
- RO08 - Payments to Participants (docx, 43.6 kB)
- PGR GTA Expense Claim Form (XLSX, 47.1 KB)
- PGR International Travel Authorisation (docx, 21.5 kB)
- Tier 4 PGR Absence Request Form (DOCx 27.6 kB)
Postgraduate research student training and development
We also support the University’s diverse research community by running events, conferences and competitions which are dedicated to Postgraduate Researchers. We offer training on subjects such as:
- Getting to grips with the writing process
- Learning how to structure a thesis
- Tips on how to get involved in public engagement.
The Research Office ensures that Postgraduate Students feel part of the York St John University family and helps them to progress into independent researchers.
Undergraduate research support
The Research Office also supports undergraduate research by running the Students as Researchers scheme. This is a paid opportunity to work alongside staff supervisors on exciting and varied research projects.
Each year around 30 students work across approximately 25 staff projects. This includes networking events and a research showcase event towards the end of the academic year. Some participants in the scheme have their work published in respected academic journals and presented at external conferences as well as the Posters in Parliament exhibition.