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 a PhD student to work with a non-academic partner, and to build employment skills. Placements and internships provide unique access to resources and contacts.
Anne-Marie Eze - Director of Scholarly and Public Programmes
It’s an unparalleled experience in many ways when it comes to problem solving. Doing a PhD certainly gives you that skill”
says Anne-Marie who did her PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art and the British Library.
Justine Reilly - founder and Director of Sporting Heritage
I never wanted my PhD to be something that sat on the shelf - I wanted to do research that I could take out into the world and use to make a difference”
says Dr Reilly who did her PhD at the University of Central Lancashire.
John Miles - founder and CTO of Inkpath Ltd.
Without my PhD there's no way I'd be doing what I do now and that's as much to do with the broader skills I've learned – such as independent learning and discovering my own drive – as the PhD itself”
says Dr Miles who did his PhD at the University of Oxford.