WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentships

APPLICATIONS are now open – CLOSING DEADLINE for applications 24 January 2018
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The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities is offering around 50 studentships starting in October 2018 across Leeds, Sheffield and York, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnerships scheme.



Click here to read the Guidance Notes for Applicants for the 2018 WRoCAH AHRC Studentship Competition

How do I apply?

First, read the Guidance Notes for Applicants, then prepare your application.

The closing deadline for the receipt of applications is 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 24 January 2018. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered for funding.

The link to the online application form is at the bottom of this page.

Am I eligible?

WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentships are 2- or 3-year financial awards. You must have applied for a place of study at your chosen University to be eligible to apply for funding through our competition.

Applicants MUST be either:

  • NEW applicants who have applied for a place of study at either Leeds, Sheffield or York in an eligible School, Department or Centre for start in October 2018.
  • EXISTING students who are no further than 12 months (full time) or 24 months (part time) into their PhD by October 2018, in an eligible School department or Centre, for award start in October 2018.

List of WRoCAH-eligible Schools, Departments and Centres for October 2018 entry

You are encouraged to make this application as soon as possible, to allow time to work with your prospective supervisor to prepare your WRoCAH funding application.WRoCAH

Once you have applied for a place of study you are eligible to apply for a WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentship. While you can make applications for a place of study at multiple institutions, you may apply to only ONE of the three universities for WRoCAH Studentships funding.

These awards are competitive across the three White Rose Universities with no allocations per institution or subject areas. Prospective students apply directly to WRoCAH and will be competing for WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentship funding with all other applicants from across the three institutions and all subject areas.

Residential Eligibility

AHRC studentships are only available to students from the UK or European Union. Applications cannot be accepted from students liable to pay fees at the Overseas rate.  Normally UK students will be eligible for a full award which pays fees and a maintenance grant if they meet the residency criteria and EU students will be eligible for a fees-only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to taking up the award.

Please read the Conditions of Research Council Training Grants Guide for more information.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentship funding please contact the relevant University postgraduate administration team (see Guidelines for Applicants below).

Why should I apply?

WRoCAH

An energetic WRoCAH doctoral research community

WRoCAH offers a vibrant and established doctoral student community. Students work, network and learn with an cohort of doctoral researchers from across the three White Rose Universities, with the engagement and support of the 250+ other students who joined the College since 2014.

See the breadth of research being conducted by our current students here.

Research and training support

Exceptional support and a range of additional funding schemes are available to students to support training activities, research data gathering, running events and undertaking knowledge exchange projects.

Employability

logosWhile it may feel a little early to be thinking about what you are going to do after your PhD, a central feature of the WRoCAH training scheme is a month spent with an external organisation focusing on just that. The month is spent on a project specifically targeted at improving your employability skills in relation to your individual set of professional skills and your career aspirations.

While this project can be completed with the organisation of your choice, WRoCAH works with Partner organisations all over the world to make sure this opportunity offers students the best possible experience .

Click here to read more about the WRoCAH Training Programme.

What do I get?

  • Full-time AHRC Competition Studentships for doctoral research are 3 years in duration (or 5 or 6 years part time depending on individual institutional policies on research degrees).
  • Awards are made for one year initially and renewable only subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Awards must be taken up on 1st October 2018. No deferrals are possible.
  • Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,553 in 2017/8).

 


Ready to apply for WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentship funding?

Click here to read the Guidance Notes for Applicants for the 2018 WRoCAH AHRC Studentships Competition

The closing deadline for the receipt of applications is 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 24 January 2018. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered for funding.

Read the Guidelines for WRoCAH AHRC Competition Studentship Applicants BEFORE you try to complete the application form.  These include helpful advice about completing the various sections of the application form and have a section for Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to apply for a WRoCAH AHRC Competition Doctoral Studentship starting October 2018