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AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP


In 2018 the University of Warwick, together with Coventry University, joined with the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) consortium to create the Midlands4Cities AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded DTP.

The Midlands4Cities DTP will fund and train the next generation of highly skilled arts and humanities researchers through PhD Scholarships.

Our consortium partners are present in the four cities of Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester and Coventry and are: University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham and Coventry University.

What are M4C scholarships?

M4C scholarships provide studentship funding for 3.5 years and enhanced support for professional development training to successful doctoral candidates. Funding covers fees and a maintenance grant at UKRI rates.

Am I eligible?

Applications are open to Home and International candidates.

International applicants will be eligible for tuition fees at the UK rate and a stipend to support living costs. UKRI (AHRC) funding will not cover international fees set by universities. Funding for this may be available from other sources but specific guidance on this is currently not available. Please watch out for updated information on the UKRI and Midlands4Cities websites.

How many scholarships are available?

M4C will be awarding up to 89 scholarships in an open competition across each of the eight consortium universities for 2021 entry. In addition M4C will be awarding a further 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector. Scholarships are awarded to the best candidates identified through our rigorous application process.

How do I apply for a M4C scholarship?

Applications opened on the 12th October 2020. There are several parts to the application process which can take quite some time and also requires departmental and academic staff taking action, so while the deadline for submitting applications is the 13th January 2021 at midday, you should not leave your application until the last minute. We recommend you contact a potential supervisor or supervisors as early as possible, ideally within October-November. For full details on how to apply, please go to the Midlands4Cities website. Please make sure you fully read the Guidance.

What is the deadline for applications?

13th January 2021 at noon - but the application process is multi-staged, so please start your application as soon as possible.

What about Wolfson Foundation scholarships?

Please follow the same process as for M4C scholarships. Candidates who are eligible will be selected and nominated for Wolfson scholarships from the M4C applications - you do not need to make a separate application or request.

The M4C application form asks for an Applicant ID, I haven't received one, what should I write?

If you have started a Warwick PhD application, you will have an application reference which you can use (around 13 digits). If you have a Warwick ID, (typically seven digits), please use that. If you haven't started your Warwick application, please do as this is a necessary part of the application process.

I am being asked for scholarship contact details in my Warwick University PhD application, who should I use?

You can use the contact details of the CADRE Manager, Dr Sharron Wilson and the email address sharron dot wilson at warwick dot ac dot uk.

What if I have a question?

Please check the M4C website first as the guidance is very comprehensive. If you still cannot find an answer, please email m4c at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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