AHRC Scholarships

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AHRC funding for UK / EU Arts and Humanities research students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the Arts and Humanities. 

The DTP, a collaboration between Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Nottingham, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Leicester and De Montfort universities, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision, including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

Applications for 2016 are now open. 

How to apply

Step 1: Choose your supervisors - we require a minimum of two from across M3C DTP

NTU supervision is available across the following research areas:

Arts and Humanities

See our staff profiles for Arts and Humanities

Art and Design

See our staff profiles for Art and Design


See our Staff Profiles for Law

We also offer interdisciplinary projects where science and technology facilitates arts and humanities research in areas such as scientific archaeology, technical art history, science and heritage, digital humanities. Please click here for further details.

Step 2: Apply to your home university

This is the university where your primary supervisor is based.

Find out how to apply to NTU.

Email your completed application form

Step 3: Apply for funding

You can apply for your funding through the Midlands 3 Cities website.

Applications for 2016 are now closed. Details of funding available for 2017 will be available in autumn 2016. 

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Lynda Clark is a current PhD student who is funded through the Midland3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Her script has recently won the BBC award in the WriterSlam UK competition. Visit her Research profile.