Apply for the Sussex Doctoral Open Research Prize 2022

As part of its Research England funded initiative to promote Open Research activity at Sussex, the University is pleased to launch its first Doctoral Open Research Prize with a deadline of 13th June 2022.

Sussex encourages doctoral students to explore and engage with Open Research practices in their work and study, to maximise the possibility of public and academic engagement and impact.

The aim of this prize is to reward and encourage PhD research that has been or will be more “open” than is typical in your discipline. Further details are in the call document.


The prize will either:

a) recognise exceptional examples of Open Research that you have already delivered in your ongoing PhD; or

b) enable you to spend time delivering specific exceptional Open Research with an innovative plan.

Students already in receipt of a scholarship paid by Sussex will receive a scholarship extension of one month’s stipend (£1,300) and fees. Self-funded students will receive a one-off stipend payment equivalent of one month’s stipend (£1,300).


All currently registered Sussex PhD researchers (part-time, full-time, UK, EU or International) who have not submitted their thesis by 31st July 2022 are eligible to apply.

The Open Research activity described must take place during the 12 months August 2021 to July 2022.

The application form should be emailed to by 4pm on Monday 13th June.