AHRC
Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
Nottingham Leicester Birmingham
The University of Nottingham
  

How to apply for AHRC funding

We are matching AHRC funding of £14.6M to provide 410 studentships over a five year period starting in the 2014/15 academic year. This scheme is for UK and EU students only

This doctoral scheme provides studentships to enable you to undertake and complete a doctoral degree. Studentships will normally be for up to three years for full-time study, or up to six years for part-time study. 

The application deadline for 2014 has now passed. Funding for 2015 entry will be notified here and by email as information becomes available

 

Register for more information by email

 

Studentship application eligibility

AHRC funding is open to all UK and EU students, who meet the academic and residency eligibility criteria as detailed in the AHRC studentship guidelines (PDF), Section 7 (page 60) and Annex A (page 92).

 

International applicants: alternative funding opportunities

AHRC funding in the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is currently only open to UK and EU students. There are other opportunities for International Students at the partner universities. Please follow the links below for more information:

 

Studentship types and values

Full-time studentships 

A full-time studentship awards consist of three parts:

  • Payment of approved fees (as set and agreed by the Research Councils) – currently £3,900 p.a.
  • Maintenance grant (or stipend) for the student – currently £13,726 p.a.
  • Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) which includes UK / Overseas fieldwork and attendance at conferences (by application only for current PhD students)
EU students, unless they have been living in the UK for 3 years previous to the start of their studentship, are normally awarded a Fees Only studentship. This is in line with Research Council rules. In the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, we are currently exploring ways in which a stipend could also be provided from Institutional funds in order to enable us to offer a fully-funded studentship to EU applicants. This is not guaranteed because it depends on funds available but we hope to be able to offer stipends whenever possible. Therefore, EU applicants should submit an application and, if successful, will be informed of the funding level of funding they have been awarded. On that basis, they will be able to decide whether to accept the offer or to decline the studentship.

 

 

Part-time studentships 

A part-time studentship consists of:

  • payment of approved pro-rata part-time fees
  • a pro-rata maintenance grant @ 50% (stipend)
  • Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) which includes UK / Overseas fieldwork and attendance at conferences (by application only for current PhD students).
 

 

Fees only studentship

A fees only studentship consists of:

  • payment of approved fees (as set and agreed by the Research Councils)
  • Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) which includes UK / Overseas fieldwork and attendance at conferences (by application only for current PhD students)
 
 

Studentship application procedure

The following procedure was employed for 2014 entry, and is retained here to serve as a guide for the next application cycle.

The application procedure has three stages: 

Stage one:
apply for a place to study (deadline 9 Jan 2014)

Make your application to your chosen M3C university using their own institutional application procedures:  

Birmingham City University

De Montfort University

Nottingham Trent University

University of Birmingham

University of Leicester

The University of Nottingham

Stage two:
apply for funding
(deadline 9 Jan 2014)

Apply for funding through the M3C DTP:

 

 

Stage three: 
submit two references (deadline 14 Jan 2014)

Two references must be received by the M3C University at which you wish to study. These must be submitted by your nominated referees. You must ensure that referees write your references on the relevant M3C form below.

Please select from the following forms (Word):

 
 

 

 

 

 

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Email: enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk