I'm applying for an early career fellowship in the UK. The fellowship has a budget of up to £6k per year for research expenses to further the fellow's research activities, which must be requested upfront. Other than travel to conferences, small equipment, and perhaps organising a workshop, does anyone have any good ideas about what this money might be spent on?

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    Software licenses and open access fees maybe? Also don't forget money to invite people to come to visit you. Jan 12, 2015 at 21:47
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    Books? At least in some fields, we still read those old musty things. :)
    – RoboKaren
    Jan 12, 2015 at 23:31
  • If you plan to participate one or two international conferences than is is not that of a big money. Also, depending on regulations you may be able to get a computer/laptop + some software you need for your work.
    – Greg
    Jan 13, 2015 at 1:26

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The following list is very subject dependent, but some items you might want to include are:

  • High Performance Computing time (e.g. comp-sci, physics, maths, chemistry etc)
  • Lab or equipment hire costs
  • Research technician time (i.e someone who might help acquire data or do some other more routine tasks)
  • The all-encompassing "computer-consumables" (that covers quite a lot)

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