PhD Monitoring Process
Annual Progress Report:
Pancreatic Cancer Action will require the following, no later than two months after the end of the grant year:
- A summary of expenditure on the previous year, including how any funds used for the research and training element for each Scholar has been used;
- A progress report of up to 2,000 words. This should provide a brief summary of the individual’s progress in the past year including details of any outputs (i.e., publications/posters etc.)
- In the final year of the Scholarship, the report should indicate progress on the thesis and likely/actual submission and/or examination dates.
- Any significant changes in a student’s circumstances/progress should be reported immediately.
A final report should be submitted no later than three months after the award comes to an end and should contain:
- A financial statement of expenditure formally approved by a finance officer of the Institution showing the total spent over the grant total and on what.
- A report of approx. 3,000 – 4,000 words in total. This should include confirmation of the award date of the PhD, brief details of main outputs and details of future career plans.
- A statement (no more than 500 words) explaining how the Pancreatic Cancer Action PhD Scholarship Grant has contributed to the chosen area of research and the university as a whole.
Before any payment can be made, both the Institution and the Principal Applicant (Supervisor) must have accepted the grant in writing. Payments will be made on an annual basis. For the first year, payment will be made on or around the start date of the PhD. Payments for subsequent years will be made when an annual report has been received and approved by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Scientific Advisory Committee.
All unspent funds at the end of the Grant must revert back to Pancreatic Cancer Action.