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Faculty Carers Fund

Faculty Carers Fund

The Faculty Carers Fund had been superseded by the UCL Covid-19 Career Support Scheme which aims to mitigate adverse impact caused by the pandemic that results in lost work productivity that may cause longer term career harm without additional support from UCL. Staff with caring responsibilities and who are being affected by national lockdown measures are strongly advised to apply for this scheme. For further details and to apply, please visit the UCL Covid-19 Career Support Scheme page.

The Faculty aims to provide some financial assistance to PhD students as they are not covered by the above scheme. The financial assistance is to help these postgraduate research students to achieve a better balance between caring and doing their PhD work while lockdown measures are in place. The Faculty has allocated £3,000 for this purpose. Note that the fund is not a general hardship fund.


  1. In order to be eligible for the FPHS Covid-19 PhD Carers Fund you need to be a PhD student within FPHS who has caring responsibilities. 
  2. PhD students who are also UCL staff members should apply via the UCL Covid-19 Career Support Scheme noted above.
  3. Expense must occur during the financial year 2020/21 (1 August 2020 – 31 July 2021).

The deadline for applying is 26 February 2021.

Please read the full details of this scheme and follow the process outlined in the document. 

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