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Institutions commit to PhD pay rise


Funders and universities promise increased stipends, but self-funded researchers complain of “little, if any, support”

Increasing numbers of funders and universities have agreed to raise stipends for postgraduate researchers—but self-funded PhD students are still scrambling for support amid the rising cost of living crisis.

In recent weeks, multiple funders and universities have confirmed that they will increase the stipends of postgraduate researchers, who are increasingly struggling to make ends meet as inflation and energy costs soar.

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