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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 up to 80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2019 through an open competition and 11 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector. The CDA partner organisations include the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Nottingham Playhouse.

The Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Warwick, is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in:

To apply please see our staff specialisms and email us via our Research Degree Enquiry Form

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of Midlands4Cities November application writing workshops, please visit or contact

Contact Us and Apply

See staff specialisms and email us via our Research Degree Enquiry Form.

You can also connect with us at or on twitter @TheatreWarwick

The M4C Application Workshop will be hosted by Warwick on the 17th Novemeber 2018. Find out more HERE

Application Deadlines

Our internal deadline for M4C funding applications is Friday 6 December, by which time students must have an agreed supervisor who is prepared to work with them on their application.

The MC4 deadline is 14 January 2019 (noon), by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.