AHRC Studentship Opportunities

Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Closing Date: 17 February 2014

Northern Bridge is an exciting new collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University and Queen?s University Belfast and their partners: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; BBC Northern Ireland; Belfast City Council; Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure NI; Durham Cathedral; National Media Museum; New Writing North; Newcastle City Council; Sage Gateshead; Seven Stories National Centre for Children?s Books; The Bowes Museum; Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; and Wordsworth Trust. Its object is to deliver outstanding postgraduate education in the arts and humanities.

Part of a national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships, Northern Bridge has secured an award of ?11.2m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council along with funding of ?9m from our three universities. This combined investment will allow us to award more than 250 fully funded doctoral studentships as well as some masters? studentships over five years from 2014.

We now invite top-calibre applicants to apply for admission to Northern Bridge in October 2014. More than fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships and some masters? studentships are currently available across the full range of arts and humanities subjects. Students will receive exceptional supervision by academic staff researching at the cutting edge of their disciplines, benefit from internationalised research environments that promote inter-disciplinarity, and be provided with research training and career development of the highest quality. In addition, they will be able to draw upon our strong relationships with our partners.

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Value of the Award
We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • a tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council’s national postgraduate rate
  • full payment of tuition fees
  • a research training support grant (RTSG) to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork
  • financial support to attend our cohort-building events
  • financial support to incorporate short-term placements, international study visits and specialist training events in order to develop your skills (if possible please highlight potential needs in your initial application).

AHRC Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be a United Kingdom citizen or be a resident of another European Union country to hold a Northern Bridge studentship. European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of their studentship are only eligible for a fees-only award; however, Northern Bridge aims to offer EU applicants selected for awards maintenance grants from our own institutional funds.

Further details about the AHRC’s residency requirements, which the Northern Bridge is required to follow, can be found on the AHRC?s website.

For further details on eligibility, how to apply and contact details please check Northern Bridge?s website by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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