The dissertation completion grant may be awarded for one to three months. It can be applied for when the dissertation can realistically be expected to be ready for preliminary examination by the end of the grant period. No grant will be awarded for a dissertation which has already been submitted for preliminary examination. The doctoral student and his or her supervisor must together apply for the grant.
Applications may be submitted throughout the year. They must be submitted well in advance of the beginning of the intended grant period, typically about two months beforehand so that a decision on the grant can be made in time. There may be delays in processing the applications particularly during the summer and at the turn of the year.