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AHRC NWCDTP Doctoral Studentships for UK/EU Citizens, 2015-2016

AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) awards doctoral studentships starting from September 2015. Studentships are awarded across the full range of the Arts and Humanities through its nineteen pathways. To apply for an award applicant must have applied for a place on a programme at one of the seven NWCDTP institutions i.e. Universities of Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Salford, as well as Manchester Metropolitan and RNCM by 23rd January 2015. The applications deadline for NWCDTP Funding is 13 February 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentships are awarded across the full range of the Arts and Humanities through its nineteen pathways: History, Law, Philosophy, Religions and Theology, Visual Arts: Arts and Design, Creative Writing, Media and Communication, Music, Dance, Drama and Performing Arts, Linguistics, Arts History, Museum Studies, Archaeology, Classics, Modern Languages, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Persian and Arabic, English, Translation Studies and Cultural Studies.
Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme at Lancaster University, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Keele University, University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and Royal Northern College of Music.
Scholarship Provider: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
Academic eligibility:

-Candidates must have qualifications of the standard of a good honours degree at first or upper second class level, from a UK academic institution and a Masters degree. In the majority of cases, candidates will have undertaken an undergraduate course and Masters course at a recognized UK higher education institution. However, some may have qualifications from outside the UK, or be able to offer a combination of qualifications and/or experience. In both cases, it will be necessary to ascertain whether these qualifications can be equated to an honours degree, and at what level.
-The NWCDTP bases its assessments of qualifications attained outside the UK on the British Council’s NARIC guide.
-Candidates must be planning to study in a NWCDTP pathway.
Residential eligibility:
-Candidates must have a relevant connection with the UK in order to qualify for a full award. This includes candidates who have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3 year period preceding the date of application and resident for this 3 year period for reasons other than education. Also candidates that have settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971.
-Candidates from EU countries other than the UK are now eligible for full awards maintenance and tuition fees if they have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of their programme.
-Candidates from EU countries who have not resided in the UK for three years prior to the start of their programme will be eligible for a fees- only award.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Candidates from UK and EU can apply for these doctoral studentships.

Scholarship Description: The North West Consortium DTP comprises the Universities of Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Salford, as well as Manchester Metropolitan and RNCM and offers studentships across the full range of the Arts and Humanities through its nineteen pathways. It contributes to the nationwide development of specific research areas as well as nurturing the broadly based subjects. There is strong and growing emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-institutional projects as well as a focus on employment, work placements with our non-HEI partners and Research Training via arts methods North West.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The AHRC provides funding to enable students to study at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK at doctoral level and their postgraduate awards programme is administered as follows:
-+2 Scheme (Two years Doctoral Study–For current first year students only): This scheme will provide support for up to two years of full time study, or four years of part-time study for students who are currently registered onto the first year of a programme leading to the award of a doctoral degree. Students in their second or third year will not be eligible for funding.
-+3 Scheme (Three years Doctoral Study): This scheme will provide support for up to three years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study, on a programme leading to the award of a doctoral degree.

What does it cover?A full postgraduate award for full-time study provides funds to meet:
-The payment of approved fees to the institution
-A maintenance grant: the level of the grant for the academic year 2014-15 is as follows (the level of the grant for 2015-16 and after is subject to confirmation from the AHRC): £13,863. Students opting to study part time will receive a pro rata maintenance grant of the equivalent of a full time award.
-Students will receive additional disability allowance where appropriate.
-The AHRC also provides fees-only awards for eligible EU students. ‘Fees-only’ award holders are not eligible to receive a maintenance grant from the AHRC.

Selection Criteria: Applicant’s application will be judged on the basis of your NWCDTP funding application form as well as their references, and academic transcripts (submitted for programme application on the 23rd January). The references and transcripts will be matched to your funding application by the institution through which you are applying.

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by 13th April 2015. Candidates who are on the reserve list will also be notified, as will those who have been unsuccessful. If you are successful in being nominated for an award, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you wish to formally accept this.

How to Apply: Applicants should complete the NWCDTP funding application form and send it to the relevant office. To apply for an award applicant must have applied for a place on a programme at one of the seven NWCDTP institutions by 23rd January 2015. Please note that your application for admission onto your chosen programme must be complete (no missing documents) when submitted by this deadline.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for admissions at one of the seven NWCDTP institutions is 23rd January 2015. The applications deadline for NWCDTP Funding is 13 February 2015.

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