Scholarships & funding opportunities

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

AHRC DOCTORAL TRAINING PARTNERSHIP SCOTLAND PHD STUDENTSHIP SCHEME 2020/21

  • 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 2019
  • Deadline 6 January 2020
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration 3.5 years

Eligibility

Academic qualifications

A first class degree or a masters with distinction is required. Applicants already holding doctoral qualifications should not apply.

Eligibility for UKRI studentships

  • Research Council (UKRI) fees and stipend can only be awarded to UK and EU students and not to EEA or International students.
  • EU students are only eligible for UKRI stipend if they have been resident in the UK for 3 years, including for study purposes, immediately prior to starting their PhD.
  • If an EU student cannot fulfil this condition then they are eligible for a fees only studentship.
  • International students cannot be funded from UKRI funds unless they are ‘settled’ in the UK. ‘Settled’ means being ordinarily resident in the UK without any immigration restrictions on the length of stay in the UK. To be ‘settled’ a student must either have the Right to Abode or Indefinite leave to remain in the UK or have the right of permanent residence in the UK under EC law. If the student’s passport describes them as a British citizen they have the Right of Abode.
  • Students with full Refugee status are eligible for fees and stipend.

 

 

 

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: sarah.m.edwards@strath.ac.uk 

Contact us

The institutional lead for AHRC-funded Postgraduate Research is Dr Sarah Edwards (sarah.m.edwards@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: Professor David Kinloch (d.p.kinloch@strath.ac.uk)

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

English Language & Linguistics; English and Scottish Literature
Contact: Dr Elspeth Jajdelska (elspeth.jajdelska@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:  Dr Sylvie da Lomba (sylvie.da-lomba@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 Beatriz Caballero Rodriguez (beatriz.caballero@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 2020, 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 references 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 2020) about whether we will enter your application into the AHRC DTP competition.

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 6 JANUARY 2020 (midnight)