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Arts and Humanities Research Council White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Collaborative Doctoral Awards

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

  • Funding: £15,609+ per annum, plus £550 annual enhancement, plus tuition fees
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research
  • Number available: 3 at York
Applications for 2021/22 are closed.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Collaborative Doctoral Awards are attached to defined PhD projects at the universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.

WRoCAH is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for York, Leeds and Sheffield and coordinates the doctoral training programme. Nine AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards are available across the three institutions for October 2021 entry, with three available at York.

Eligibility

Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.

Residency

Both International and Home students are eligible for fully funded studentships from October 2021.

If successful in being offered an award, you may be asked some questions on residency to confirm your fee status. This is only for internal use and your full research degree fees will be covered by your studentship regardless of whether you are classified as Home or International.

Projects

These awards are attached to specific projects:

Full list of WRoCAH projects

Qualifications

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 per cent for six years).

How to apply

Application deadline: Friday 9 April 2021, 5pm BST

Stage 1: expressions of interest, closing deadline 9 April 2021

Submit your expression of interest. You'll need to include:

  • a CV with details of your academic qualifications
  • a covering letter comprising a two-page statement to convey your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and to demonstrate your suitability.

The covering letter should specifically highlight the following:

  • your interest in the project and details on why you have chosen that University and Project Partner
  • how you'll apply your current skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a PhD and the approach you would take to develop the project
  • how the project fits into your career plans and ambitions.

Stage 2: decision on shortlisting, 16 April 2021

We'll contact you if you've been shortlisted and invite you for an interview. If you're shortlisted you must complete a PhD programme application before interview.

Stage 3: interviews, week commencing 26 April 2021

Interviews will involve the academic supervisor, project partner supervisor and a member of the WRoCAH studentships committee. They will be conducted online.

Terms and conditions

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

Contact details

Research Student Administration Team
research-student-admin@york.ac.uk

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PGR Administration team
pgr-administration@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 325962

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