Postgraduate Funding and Training

We do not fund students directly, instead our postgraduate funding is provided to universities and they select and administer individual student awards. Prospective students should contact the institution at which they wish to study to enquire about the funding available.

Doctoral Training Partnerships

DTPs are block grant awards made to either individual Research Organisations (ROs), or consortia of ROs, to support postgraduate studentships across the breadth of the AHRC’s subject remit.

Training Grants and Training Grant Funding Guides

Find general information about AHRC’s support for postgraduate training, and the terms and conditions for award-holders.

Centres for Doctoral Training

CDT awards are block grants made to consortia of Research Organisations (ROs), to complement the Doctoral Training Partnerships and provide further capacity for postgraduate funding in priority areas: Design, Modern Languages and Heritage.

International Placement Scheme

IPS is an annual programme providing Research Fellowships to AHRC/ESRC-funded doctoral students, early career researchers and doctoral-level research assistants.

Policy Internships Scheme (UKRI)

This scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (archived call)

Intended to give non-HEI partners the opportunity to apply for a minimum of three studentships per year over a three year period. Future allocations are planned.

Closed calls

Closed PhD calls archived for future reference.