How to apply for AHRC funding

Through the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Birmingham is one of six institutions offering up to 87 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD studentships for 2017 entry.

Studentships are open to Home and EU, campus based students. Distance learning programmes are not eligible for funding. The application deadline is  Monday 16 January 2017. 

Application procedure for University of Birmingham applicants

Stage one: apply for a place to study

Having chosen the University of Birmingham as your lead Midlands3Cities institution, please select your relevant course from among our AHRC-funded research areas. Please then choose the relevant PhD subject, and submit an application. You will need to refer to the University of Birmingham AHRC Applicant Guidance (PDF, 300KB) before this is submitted.

Your application to study at the University of Birmingham must be submitted separately to your Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership funding application (see stage two below). You can start your funding application at the same time as your University application. However, you will not be able to submit your funding application until you have applied to the University of Birmingham and received your applicant ID.

Important note: references

The University of Birmingham must receive two references from your nominated referees before the application deadline of Monday 16 January 2017. It is your responsibility to ensure that your AHRC references have been received by this deadline.

You must ensure that referees write your references on the form provided on the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership website - no other references can be accepted. 

Stage two: apply for funding

Apply for funding through the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership website, meeting the deadline of Monday 16 January 2017. Full details are provided on the Midlands3Cities website.