THES article today discusses the possible implications of this consultation document. HEFCE are looking at the distribution of funding given to support the costs of supervision. The aim of these proposals is:
to link the allocation of RDP supervision funding to quality, meeting HEFCE’s aim of supporting the supervision of students in higher-quality research environments.
THES article – Binary creep spotted in research funding plans
HEFCE consultation document – Consultation on allocation method for postgraduate research funding from 2012-13