Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
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PhD studentship funding for Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven research projects

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Midlands3Cities is offering four fully-funded PhD studentships to work on innovative projects in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Research.

Each research project is a collaboration between a Midlands3Cities university and an external partner.

Studentships will normally be for up to three years for full-time study, or up to six years for part-time study, starting at the beginning of the 2018/19 the academic year. 

Project summaries



The award is available to UK and EU applicants

EU students, unless they have been living in the UK for three years previous to the start of their studentship, will be awarded an EU fees only studentship. This is in line with Research Council regulations.

What does the award cover?

  • Stipend - £14,777 plus an additional £500 per annum to facilitate partnership working (pro rata for part-time)
  • Tuition Fees - £4,260 (pro rata for part-time)
  • Research Training Support Grant  - at £200 per student per year (pro rata for part-time)

How to apply

  1. Read the project summary document for the project you are interested in.
  2. Contact the lead supervisor to find out more.
  3. Read the application guidance notes carefully before starting your application.
  4. Complete the online application form.
    Applications will only be accepted on the online form. You can download a pdf version of the form for reference and to help you with your application but your final submission must be on the online form.
  5. Your application needs to be supported by two academic references.
    Each referee needs to complete the reference form  and send it to enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk.

Note: At this stage you do not need to apply for a place to study at the project's home university.


Deadline for submission of the online application and references form is 12 noon Monday 4 June 2018.


The Midlands3Cities partnership

The M3C partnership is a collaboration between six leading universities in the Midlands and students will join the wider M3C doctoral community.

The funding

The studentships are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the National Productivity Investment Fund.


Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Email: enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk