Researcher Training Dates

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Registration/Appointment Date
Funding Start Date
Funding End Date
Expected Submission Date
Course Start/End Date and PhD Start/End Date (ESRC only)
Research Council Definitions of Expected Submission Date

Registration/Appointment Date

The ‘Registration/Appointment Date’ should be the date on which the student started their studies. In general, this will be the date on which the student registered for their higher degree.

To add the date click on the calendar icon, click on the month at the top or the arrows to change the year and month as appropriate. Alternatively enter the date in the DD/MM/YYYY format.

Funding Start Date

The ‘Funding Start Date’ is the date from which the student started to receive Research Council funding. This will generally be the same as the Registration/Appointment Date but may differ if, for example, a student began to receive Research Council funding part-way through their studies.

Funding End Date

The ‘Funding End Date’ is when the student’s Research Council funding will cease. Research Councils provide funding for studentships for between three and four years from the start date.

Expected Submission Date

The ‘Expected Submission Date’ is the date by which the thesis is due to be submitted

To add the date click on the calendar icon, click on the month at the top or the arrows to change the year and month as appropriate. Alternatively enter the date in the DD/MM/YYYY format.

Select the “Save” option from the top of the screen, which will save the details to the Je-S form.

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Research Council Specific:

ESRC Specific

Course Start/End Date

PhD Start/End Date

 

The Course Start/End Dates refers to the dates of any Masters training and PhD Start/End Dates refers to the dates of the PhD.
For students allocated a 1+3 studentship enter the dates for both the masters and the PhD.

There should be no gap between the masters and the PhD

Please note the Research Council definitions of Expected Submission Date:

 

Research Council

Expected Submission Date

(Please note that for part-time students the proportion of full time is recorded using the Funding Details section from the document menu)

AHRC

This should be set at one year from the funding end date of the award for full-time students and two years from the end of the award for part-time students. It is not necessary to enter a submission date for Master’s students.

BBSRC, NERC and STFC

All submission dates to be within a four year period from the funding start date regardless of whether it is a three, three and a half or four year PhD, with the exception of students studying part time or where a studentship has been extended for periods of maternity/paternity or illness.

EPSRC

The project should be designed and managed to allow for the writing up of the research within the scope of the project itself. EPSRC allows some flexibility for submission within a year of the funding end date. The default date is calculated as the funding end-date.  Amendment may be required if the student is part-time and a pro-rata period is given.

ESRC

For DTC students: the expected submission date is calculated as the end date of the PhD plus one year for full time students and two years for part time students.

For pre-DTC students the expected submission date is four years from the Funding start date of the PhD (or seven years for part time students).

MRC

This should be set as no more than six months after the funding end date of the award for full time students, increased pro-rata for part-time students (e.g. up to 12 months after the funding end date for students studying 50% of full time).