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Postgraduate funding: PhD

Students wishing to pursue a postgraduate course in Renaissance Studies at Warwick are able to explore various avenues for funding, depending on the course they are choosing and other criteria. Applicants are encouraged to investigate the opportunities below, check the deadlines carefully, and communicate early on with the Director of Graduate Studies Dr Aysu Dincer ( about their intentions, so that the strongest possible funding proposal may be prepared.

1. Chancellor's International Scholarships (CIS)

These are Warwick's own scheme for funding PhD research and are open to International students only. For 2022/23 entry there will be up to 42 number of Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding international and EU PhD applicants. Applicants may be from any discipline at Warwick. Preliminary applications for the internal competition of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance are due on 25th November (see below). The Course Application Deadline is 12 December 2022, the official Scholarship Application Deadline is 14 December 2022, and the Supporting Documents Deadline is 5 January 2023. Full details including eligibility criteria are here .

2. AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding doctoral studentships for UK and international applicants for 2023 through an open competition and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) working with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

Preliminary applications for the internal competition of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance are due on 30th November (see below).The deadline for M4C funding applications is 11th January 2023 (noon UK time) for entry in October 2023 by which time applicants must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted via the Midlands4Cities online reference form. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, please visit: 

Attendance at one of the application workshops is strongly recommended. See the details here.

Preliminary steps for applying to either scheme (CIS or M4C):

Students interested in applying for a doctoral programme in our Centre are encouraged to identify potential supervisors and contact them as soon as possible in order to discuss their research proposal. Further information about the Department’s research staff can be found here. (Please note, you should search for 'academic staff' only, by using the 'filter by role' tick box option on the left of the People page.)

For any enquiries, including alternative funding routes, please contact the Centre’s Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Aysu Dincer ( Research proposals (max 2 sides of A4), together with a CV and transcripts, should reach the CSR (both Dr Dincer and Mrs Jayne Sweet) by 25th November 2022 for CIS applications and 30th November 2022 for M4C applications to allow for timely submission for a place of study and a scholarship.

There are several parts to the application process, which can take quite some time and also requires action on the part of administrative and academic staff, so you should submit your formal application (if encouraged to do so) well in advance of the 11th January 2023.