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AHRC-funded PhD Studentship Competition 2020

AHRC-funded PhD Studentship Competition 2020

We are welcoming statements of interest from potential PhD candidates who wish to apply for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded studentships as part of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). We particularly welcome applicants interested in one or more of the following areas of research excellence:

  • English
  • Theatre Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Comics Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Art, Media, and Visual Studies
  • Digital Economy, Futures & Culture
  • Design

Deadline for applications: 2nd December 2019, 12 noon

Notification of nomination: Friday 17 January 2020

Successful applicants will benefit from:

Fees and Stipend at around £15,500 per annum (fees only for EU students) for 3.5 years.

AHRC-funded students will have access to the rich resources available in all Scottish HEIs as well as unique training opportunities developed in partnership with SGSAH’s prestigious and internationally-renowned supporter organisations.

Eligibility criteria

  • Only Home and EU students are eligible to apply.
  • The AHRC expects that applicants to PhD programmes will normally hold, or be studying towards, a Masters qualification.
  • A First-Class Honours Degree (or international equivalent) and/or a Distinction at Masters Level is extremely desirable.
  • In order to be nominated for a studentship, applicants must hold an unconditional or conditional offer of a place on a PhD degree programme in one of a specified range of disciplines above. The SGSAH encourages and welcomes cross-institutional supervisory teams.
  • You must meet the residency criteria set out in the UKRI Conditions of Research Training Grants.
  • Applicants must not hold another full Studentship for the 2020/21 academic session. Applicants holding a part studentship (e.g. fees only or stipend only) may still be considered.
  • EU nationals resident in the EEA are normally only eligible for fees only.
  • Both new and continuing PhD students may apply. To be eligible, continuing students must have at least 50% of their 3½ years full-time or 7 year part-time PhD programme remaining as at 30 September 2020, and funding will only be available for this remaining period.
  • AHRC students are awarded on the condition that the student lives a ‘reasonable distance’ from their lead-HEI.

Application process

Further information on the selection process can be found on the SGSAH website.

You apply to the University of Dundee via UCAS Postgraduate. Please ensure the following Supplementary Information questions are completed:-

  • Q5. Quoting reference AHRC-PHD
  • Q7. Upload your Research Proposal PDF following the University of Dundee Research Proposal Guidance for English, History, Philosophy or Law.

Contact Us

Research Team
School of Art & Design
Email: [email protected]
+44 (0)1382 385337

Judith Milne
School of Humanities
Email: [email protected]
+44 (0)1382 388625

PhD Admin Team
School of Social Sciences
Email: [email protected]
+44 (0)1382 384459

AHRC-funded PhD Studentship Competition 2020

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