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Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership

Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership

AHRC funded studentships for UK/EU doctoral researchers

The Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M4C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. It delivers excellence in all aspects of research supervision and training and provides access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 89 PhD studentships in arts and humanities for UK, EU and International applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition. See Midlands4Cities website for funding eligibility.

M4C is also awarding 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) which provide diverse and unique project opportunities with national, regional and local partner organisations.

You will benefit from:

  • studentship funding and enhanced support for professional training
  • expert supervision within and across our dynamic mix of university partners
  • networking and collaboration across the Midlands, nationally and internationally
  • access to a customised programme of research, employability and skills training
  • placement opportunities with leading cultural organisations and creative economy partners

How to apply for funding:

In order to be considered for funding, you need to meet the eligibility criteria as detailed within M4C and UKRI guidelines. You must also have applied for a place to study at one of the eight M4C universities and have provided two academic references as part of the application procedure.

The deadline for applications for an AHRC-funded M4C studentship for 2021 entry is 13 January 2021 (noon).

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please click on the button below to visit the M4C website or contact

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