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The PhD Place & Paperpile

100 Stories

We’re celebrating our 100th Story by giving away £300 to one lucky student, #sponsored by Paperpile.

We’ve teamed up with Paperpile, a cloud-based reference manager, to give away £300 to one lucky student on their academic journey.

How to take part:

  1. Repost the Competition Post (that’s the post here!)
  2. Follow @paperpile on X.
  3. Reply to the Competition Post on X, tagging at least one other X user by using the @ symbol, followed by that user’s username.

You must be over 18 to take part and be a full-time or part-time university student in the United States, United Kingdom, or the Republic of Ireland at any point during the Entry Period. University students at any degree level can take part. For full eligibility criteria, and to read our terms and conditions, click here.

Start date: October 2st 2023, 9am (BST).
Closing date: December 31st 2023, 11pm (GMT).

Meet last years Winner - Charlotte

“Having just started my PhD, I have found that projects like The PhD Place and Paperpile have been great in sharing other people's PhD experiences, helping me find support and share my research. Big thanks to my friend Chloe (a fellow PhD student) for making me aware of this competition, I owe her a drink! I am delighted to have won this competition, and I know that the prize money will come in very useful for my studies, such as contributing towards books and attending training courses or conferences. Thank you!”

Meet our Competition Sponsor -


The no-fuss reference manager for the web​

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