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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards

AHRC WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards are attached to defined PhD projects at the universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.

  • Funding: £15,009+ per annum, plus £550 enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2020/21
  • Open to: EU and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research
  • Number available: 8+
Applications for 2020/21 are closed.

This award is offered alongside the AHRC WRoCAH Open Competition scholarships. You can only apply for one AHRC WRoCAH award, so please consider carefully which is the most suitable for you.

White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH)

A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield

WRoCAH is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for York, Leeds and Sheffield and coordinates the doctoral training programme. At least 8 AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards are available across the three institutions for October 2020 entry.


Open to EU and UK (home) students.


Students from the EU are normally eligible for a fees-only scholarship, unless they have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three or more years directly prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education).


These awards are attached to specific projects. Only students chosen by the project supervisors can apply.



By the time you start your PhD study, you should have:

  • a first or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
  • a Masters-level qualification

Full-time and part-time study

You may apply to study either full-time or part-time. Part-time studentships will be awarded pro rata (normally 50% for six years).

How to apply

Application deadline: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 5pm GMT

If you are selected as a candidate for a project, you will need to prepare a funding application with the project supervisors.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of research council training grants are maintained by UKRI:

Contact details

Research Student Administration Team
+44 (0)1904 323374

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