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Skills

Engagement in the future of doctoral training

AHRC is deeply committed to doctoral training and to securing the future of the next generation of arts and humanities researchers.

As part of this commitment, AHRC will be undertaking an engagement exercise to develop our thinking around the future of doctoral provision in the arts and humanities. We will engage a wide range of stakeholders with the aim of ensuring that the next phase of funding provides the best possible support for doctoral study, effectively facilitates the development of doctoral graduate careers, and meets the needs of the diverse sectors invested in arts and humanities research and training. 

Furthermore, to ensure we offer some certainty for the arts and humanities research community, in the unprecedented times we are all facing as result of the pandemic, we have offered to extend the current DTP2 awards by two cohorts, which means they will recruit their final cohort of doctoral students in October 2025. This will also create the capacity to enable a full engagement exercise.

We hope and would encourage all stakeholders to be part of the engagement exercise when it is announced next year as we would greatly value the widest possible input into the development of a doctoral model which embraces a diversity of creative and innovative approaches.

PhD Students
PhD Students

Funding, training and support for arts and humanities postgraduate students.

Established Researchers
Established Researchers

Schemes and opportunities for Established Researchers.

Skills Development Opportunities
Skills Development Opportunities

Opportunities available to AHRC funded students.

Alumni
Alumni

Case studies from our Alumni.

Early Career Researchers
Early Career Researchers

Schemes and opportunities for ECRs following their completion of a PhD.

Reports and Resources
Reports and Resources

Information on research careers and skills development for arts and humanities researchers at the doctoral level and beyond.

Research Training Frameworks
Research Training Frameworks

Aims to set out what we consider to be appropriate and relevant preparation and training for those that we fund.