CSLS Student Support Scheme

The Scheme is available annually and is intended to help students to pay their College Fee. It is open to continuing students from the second year onward of the DPhil project.

Students benefitting from this scheme are asked to contribute to the general academic and social life of the Centre. The contribution can take several forms, and has recently included one or more of the following:  being a student representative at Centre, carrying out editorial duties for the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, co-ordinating the Socio-Legal Discussion Group, and giving practical support for the Centre’s annual events calendar, such as workshops and guest lectures.

A call for applications is circulated by e-mail each June with decisions communicated shortly afterwards.

CSLS Research Support Fund

A small fund is available to support student research and to supplement the resources offered by the Law Faculty and the Colleges.  Students may apply once per year for a grant of up to £500 for expenses related to fieldwork. The Centre might also consider claims related to conference attendance up to £250 (generally once during the course of the doctorate).  CSLS Research Support Fund applications will be circulated twice per year, in mid-Hilary Term and mid-Michaelmas Term.  Your application should be supported and countersigned  by your supervisor. Queries and applications should be directed to the Centre Administrator.  

Other Funds

The Law Faculty operates a Student Travel Grant award scheme. Any graduate student taking a research degree under the auspices of the Law Board may apply to the Graduate Studies Committee for a grant for travel associated with their studies. CSLS students are eligible to apply only if they have not received a grant from the Centre in that year.  This appears on the Travel Grant Weblearn page at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/site/:socsci:law:research/tool/81bbaa97-5f94-470d-8457-dd2c227f843d

There are two possible grounds on which a grant may be given. The first is that empirical research is required to complete the project and that this empirical research will be undertaken at another location. The second is that a chapter of your thesis is being presented at an academic conference. Applications should always be made before the event. The normal limit for travel grants to any one student in any one year is £250. Further information and application forms may be obtained from Jackie Hall, Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building; e-mail: jackie.hall@law.ox.ac.uk.

Students funded by the ESRC or AHRC should apply for the Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) in the first instance, via granduniondtp@socsci.ox.ac.uk.

Your college may also have a fund for travel and other expenses.