AHRC Doctoral Awards
AHRC Funding Opportunities for Study at PhD level
Under the terms of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Block Grant Partnership Scheme, Durham University is seeking outstanding applicants for up to 16 AHRC doctoral studentships. The University expects to award studentships in the following subject areas for commencement in 2013:
Classics and Ancient History
Modern Languages and Cultures (applications from outstanding candidates within French
Studies are particularly welcome, but applications are also encouraged in Chinese,
German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, and Russian)
Theology and Religion
Doctoral awards are tenable for three years (full-time) or five years (part time), and offer the following benefits:
1. fees at the Home/EU rate
2. a maintenance allowance (currently £13,590 at full-time rate, but subject to confirmation by the AHRC)
3. the opportunity to apply for additional funds to support fieldwork, overseas conference attendance, and archival research.
Candidates should have
1. a first-class or 2:1 undergraduate degree
2. an MA (completed or in progress) in a relevant subject area
3. an outstanding academic record and research potential
4. a high-quality research project that can be completed within 3 years
Eligibility Criteria can be found in a PDF document on the AHRC Website ; see page 42 and the following pages.
How to Apply
To apply for an AHRC studentship, you need to complete Durham University’s on-line application form (), and to state that you wish to be considered for an AHRC award when the form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Monday 18th February 2013.
If you have already submitted an application, please contact your prospective department and inform them that you wish to be considered for AHRC funding.
Your prospective department will review your application and decide whether to nominate you for consideration by the Faculty's Postgraduate Awards Panel, which is chaired by the Deputy Head of Faculty (postgraduate).
The Faculty's Postgraduate Awards Panel will be considering applications in late March 2013 and we anticipate notifying candidates whether they have been successful or not by Friday, 5th April 2013.
Please contact your prospective department for all enquiries about gaining admission and applying for the scheme.