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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 80 scholarships in an open competition across each of the eight consortium universities. In addition M4C will be awarding a further 11 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 open on the 8th October 2018. 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 2019, 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 17th November 2018 Warwick hosted a Scholarship Application workshop. The event was recorded and a copy of that recording including the slides can be found here.*

What is the deadline for applications?

14th January 2019 - but the application process is multi-staged, so please start your application as soon as possible.

Do my referees need to write two separate references?

Because you are applying for both a place at The University of Warwick AND a M4C scholarship through two application processes your referees will be asked to complete two sets of references. Warwick will accept the reference material used for M4C applications to help minimise the work required by the referees, however they will need to send the material to both M4C and Warwick separately. Please read these instructions carefully and pass this information on to your referees.

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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