Scholarships & funding opportunities

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland

PHD STUDENTSHIP SCHEME 2021/22

The University of Strathclyde is part of a consortium of ten Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support PhD studentships at full UKRI rates.

AHRC DTP Scotland is embedded within the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and through SGSAH Strathclyde collaborates with our partners to offer world-class doctoral training. 

Strathclyde’s postgraduate researchers also benefit from the support of our Graduate School which offers further training, event and funding opportunities; and from our Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development, which offers a personalised programme covering impact, external engagement and generic skills.

  • Number of scholarships 50
  • Value Tuition fees & stipend for eligible candidates
  • Opens 1 October 2020
  • Deadline 6 January 2021
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration 3.5 years

Eligibility

Academic Qualifications

A first class degree or a masters degree with distinction is normally required; please contact us with enquiries about other qualifications and research or professional experience. Applicants already holding doctoral qualifications should not apply.

UKRI Studentship Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for UKRI funding has changed for studentships commencing in the 2021/22 academic year. Now, all home and international students are eligible to apply for UKRI funding which will cover the full stipend and tuition fees at the home rate (not the international rate). Under the new criteria, UKRI have stipulated a maximum percentage of international students that can be recruited each year against individual training grants. This will be managed at the institutional level for all EPSRC DTP and ICASE grants. For EPSRC CDT grants, this will be managed by the individual CDT administrative/management team. For ESRC and AHRC studentships the final funding decision will be made by the respective grant holder.

To be classed as a home student, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a UK national (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have settled status, or
  • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.

The residency requirements are based on the Education (Fees and Awards) (England) Regulations 2007 and subsequent amendments. Normally to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education).

If a student does not meet the criteria above, they will be classed as an international student. The international portion of the tuition fee cannot be funded by the UKRI grant and must be covered from other sources. International students are permitted to self-fund the difference between the home and international fee rates.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will provide a scholarship to one International student in the Faculty's subject areas who has been successful in the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership studentship competition. This scholarship will be equivalent in value to the difference between the Home fee and the International fee. When the results of the AHRC DTP studentship competition are announced in May/June 2021, a Faculty panel will decide which student will receive this additional award.

Further Information

Strathclyde is able to offer supervision in the following areas. We also welcome innovative cross-disciplinary applications in any of the subjects listed below, and SGSAH encourages cross-institutional supervisory teams within the DTP. Please make any enquiries to the address below.

  • Architecture
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Policy, Arts and Heritage Management 
  • Design
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin Studies
  • History
  • Interpreting and Translation
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism, Media and Communication
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Library and Information Studies
  • Scottish Literature

For further details of our research strengths and supervisory expertise, please see: http://www.strath.ac.uk/dtcs/artshumanities/.

You are advised to contact potential supervisors and DTP panel representatives well in advance of the deadline, in order to seek guidance on the application process.

For further information: email: m.ellis@strath.ac.uk

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Contact us

The institutional lead for AHRC-funded Postgraduate Research is Dr Mark Ellis (m.ellis@strath.ac.uk)

You are advised to contact potential supervisors and DTP panel representatives (named below) well in advance of the deadline, in order to seek guidance on the application process.

Architecture
Contact: Professor Branka Dimitrijevic (branka.dimitrijevic@strath.ac.uk)

Creative Writing
Contact: Dr Andrew Meehan (andrew.meehan@strath.ac.uk

Design
Contact: Dr Andrew Wodehouse (andrew.wodehouse@strath.ac.uk) 

English and Scottish Literature
Contact: Dr Jordan Kistler (jordan.kistler@strath.ac.uk

English Language & Linguistics
Contact: Professor Nigel Fabb (n.fabb@strath.ac.uk

Gender Studies
Contact: Professor Karen Boyle  (karen.boyle.101@strath.ac.uk)

History
Contact: Dr Niall Whelehan  (niall.whelehan@strath.ac.uk)

Journalism, Media & Communication
Contact: Dr Michael Higgins (michael.higgins@strath.ac.uk)

Law and Legal Studies
Contact:  Professor Cyrus Tata (cyrus.tata@strath.ac.uk)

Library and Information Studies
Contact: Professor Ian Ruthven (ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk)

Marketing, including Cultural Policy, Arts and Heritage Management
Contact: Dr Matthew Alexander (matthew.j.alexander@strath.ac.uk) 

Modern Languages; Interpreting & Translating
Contact: Dr Sharon Deane-Cox (sharon.deane-cox@strath.ac.uk

For further details of our research strengths and supervisory expertise, please see: http://www.strath.ac.uk/dtcs/artshumanities/.

 

 

 

How to apply

Full information, including eligibility criteria and an overview of the application process, is available at: http://www.sgsah.ac.uk/prospective/dtp/howtoapply/

Applicants may be either new or continuing students (please check the eligibility rules if you are a continuing student). Applicants already holding doctoral qualifications should not apply.

Complete the SGSAH AHRC DTP Scotland Nomination Application form and consult the Guidance document. Both documents are available at http://www.sgsah.ac.uk/prospective/dtp/howtoapply/

By the closing date of 6 January 2021, candidates must have:  

  • applied online for a place on the PhD programme at the University of Strathclyde. In the ‘Funding’ section of the Strathclyde application form, please write ‘AHRC’
  • uploaded their academic reference letters with their online application to Strathclyde
  • uploaded the SGSAH AHRC DTP Scotland Nomination Application form as an attachment to their online application to Strathclyde
  • emailed a copy of the SGSAH AHRC DTP Scotland Nomination Application form to hass-scholarships@strath.ac.uk

You will be notified within two weeks of the closing date (6 January 2021) about whether we will enter your application into the AHRC DTP competition.

CLOSING DATE: WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY 2021 (12 noon)