The AHRC supports high-quality PhD students working in the best research and training environments. These students will form the next generation of researchers and skilled professionals. We offer a number of funding opportunities, which support PhD students’ study, training and development in a variety of ways.
Our block grant awards are given to universities, or consortia of universities, which recruit PhD students to AHRC-funded places. We do not fund students directly; prospective students should contact the institution at which they wish to study.
Collaborative awards offer the opportunity for the alumni to work with a non-academic partner, and to build employment skills. Placements and internships provide unique access to resources and contacts.
Find out more about the ways in which AHRC support the next generation of arts and humanities researchers and the impact produced from our investments (PDF, 1.1MB).
- Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP1)
Supports postgraduate studentships across the breath of AHRC’s subject remit. DTP1 supports five cohorts of students commencing October 2014-October 2018.
- Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships
Supports postgraduate students undertaking collaborative projects with non-HEI organisations.
- International Placement Scheme
Provides ECRs, doctoral level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC funded doctoral students with dedicated access to the internationally renowned collections held at seven world-leading, international institutions.
- AHRC Student News - JISCmail List
Subscribe to our JISC mail list for opportunities of interest for AHRC funded students.
- Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP2)
Supports postgraduate studentships across the breath of AHRC’s subject remit. DTP2 supports five cohorts of students commencing October 2019-October 2023.
- Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT)
Supports postgraduate studentships across AHRC’s priority areas: Design, Modern Languages and Heritage. CDTs supports five cohorts of students commencing October 2014-October 2018.
- UKRI Policy Internships Scheme
Provides UKRI-funded PhD students the opportunity to work for three months in a highly influential policy organisation.
- Award Holders Terms and Conditions
Our terms and conditions for AHRC postgraduate studentship awards, also for Research Organisations.