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.
- 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.
- Collaborative 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.