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AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP


We are excited to announce that the University of Warwick, together with Coventry University, is joining 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 EU candidates. Please note that EU candidates are eligible for fees only and not the maintenance grant under AHRC terms, but arrangements will be made within M4C allocations, wherever possible, to also award a maintenance grant to successful EU candidates.

How many scholarships are available?

M4C will be awarding up to 94 scholarships in an open competition across each of the eight consortium universities. In addition M4C will be awarding a further 15 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 14th October 2019. 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 14th January 2020 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.

*On 16th November 2019 Coventry University will host a M4C Scholarship Application workshop. Sign up and further details to follow, but attendance at this event is strongly recommended if you are considering making a M4C Scholarship Application

What is the deadline for applications?

14th January 2020 - 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 that 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.

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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