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Quota Doctoral Training Grant competition evaluation

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A review panel has provided an independent evaluation of the activities supported by the Quota Doctoral Training Grant (DTG) competition, with a particular focus on doctoral training supported by the 2005 allocation.


  • To assess the quality and breadth of the doctoral training provided
  • To examine the outcomes and achievements of the doctoral training and research
  • To examine how departments are using the flexibility of Quota DTG funding
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address identified gaps and issues.

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of:
    • Quota DTG grant holders
    • Quota DTG applicants
    • Quota DTG postgraduate student supervisors
    • Quota DTG postgraduate students
  • Information from our databases.


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