Women in Science
Getting funding for a PhD and being a graduate student
Video clip: Krina got funding via a scholarship from Holland, a bursary from St Edmund Hall, her department, and then a BUPA Foundation grant, which funded her doctorate (DPhil).
So I was approached by someone in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology who had, a clinician who was, a clinical scientist, who was really interested in endometriosis and struggled with the fact that we have very little population based data on endometriosis; how prevalent it is, how it effects women. And that seemed a very interesting and exciting topic for me to study for my DPhil, which is what I then subsequently did.
How did you get funding for that?
So the first year was a combination of a scholarship I had received from Holland, through a national competition, as well as having a bursary from St. Edmund Hall, which paid for my accommodation, as well as funds from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. But, together with my supervisor, I then applied for a Bupa grant, which we got.
A Bupa Foundation grant, yes, to study pelvic pain, which we got, so that essentially paid for the study and me as a research assistant for three years, as well as to do my DPhil at the same time.