AHRC
Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
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Apply for one of our 87 AHRC-funded studentships for 2015 entry

AHRC funding is open to all UK and EU students, who meet the academic and residency eligibility criteria as detailed in the AHRC Training Grant Funding Guide (PDF).  

Studentship types and values

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.

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 £3,996 p.a. for 2015 entry.
  • Maintenance grant (or stipend) for the student – £13,863 p.a. for 2015 entry
  • 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)
 
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 application procedure

Stage one: nominate your potential supervisors

Use the supervisor search to create the most appropriate supervisory team for your research needs. The university at which your primary supervisor is based will become your Home University.


Stage two: apply for a place to study at your chosen M3C institution

Application form

Make your application to your home 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

Academic references

You must also submit two academic references using the appropriate form (word) below; deadline 14 Jan 2015.

Birmingham City University

De Montfort University

Nottingham Trent University 

University of Birmingham

University of Leicester

University of Nottingham

Applicant ID number

Your chosen institution will send you an Applicant ID number; you will be able to start, but not complete stage three without this number.

 

Stage three: apply for funding (deadline 14 Jan 2015)

Apply for funding through the M3C DTP. You are advised to start your funding application at the same time as your Home University application. However, you will not be able to submit your funding application until you have received your applicant ID.

This form includes Equal Opportunities data which will not be used in consideration of your application, but is a remains a requirement.

Apply for funding
online

You can save and return to your application form as often as you wish prior to submission.

 

 

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Email: enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk